homelessness

The new strategy for fixing homelessness in Charlotte

On the day of the annual Point-in-Time count, Charlotte’s leaders are unveiling a framework to address homelessness.  Driving the news: A big group of...

Our affordable housing shortage, in numbers

The pandemic has only exacerbated the growing affordable housing crisis in Charlotte, a new report from the county found. What’s happening: Mecklenburg...

Grassroots groups fight for a seat at the table amid city’s homelessness crisis

Greg Jackson’s face brightens as he smiles at the baby in the stroller in front of him. The child and her mother, recently on the verge of homelessness,...

Former tent city residents face housing barriers

A fraction of former tent city residents have permanent homes, one day before Mecklenburg County’s hotel leases to house them expire. What’s...

A new plan for homelessness in Charlotte, signed by many of the city’s most influential people

Nearly 50 local leaders say they want to solve an issue that’s hampered our community’s response to homelessness for years: unity, or in this case...

Special report: The last days of “Tent City”

“Honey, where’s my Beckham jersey?” Kapone Williams asked his wife, Kelly, as they packed up their tents. This was last Wednesday afternoon, almost 24...

Has Charlotte made progress in ending homelessness?

When you see someone sleeping on a bench in uptown, asking for money at an exit off of the highway, or slipping under an overpass at night you become aware of...

How Moore Place is ending homelessness in Charlotte

How do you help the homeless population? Do you give them warm meals, and temporary shelter? Do you organize second-hand coat drives for the winter? Do you...