Lori Thomas

Director, Institute for Social Capital
Interim Director, Urban Institute
Sycamore 202-A
704-687-7037

Stories by Lori Thomas

COVID-19 exposes the impact of the racial wealth gap

In the United States, White households have 10 times the wealth of Black households and 7 times the wealth of Latinx households.This has not occurred by mere happenstance. Wealth is built through a...

Our homeless neighbors are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus

If there has ever been an object lesson on why housing matters and why we must prioritize providing it for people who don’t have a place to live, this latest crisis should teach us. Charlotte’s...

The Urban Institute Research Faculty Fellows seek to better our region

A new program designed to identify solutions for some of the pressing needs and issues of the greater Charlotte region is getting underway this fall at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. For the...