2015 Point in Time Count finds fewer Mecklenburg homeless

How is Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s homeless population changing? The new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Point in Time Count for 2009-2015 describes who experienced homelessness, both sheltered and unsheltered (living in a place unfit for human habitation) on a given night in Mecklenburg County. This annual count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It can help the community better target resources and advocate for additional resources.

This report highlights the findings from the Jan. 29, 2015, Charlotte-Mecklenburg PIT Count. Download the full report here. The report was written for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing by Ashley Clark, data and research coordinator at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, with assistance from graduate assistant Alyssa Brown and social research specialist Justin Lane. Funding for the report was provided by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services.

Last year’s 2009-2014 report can be accessed here