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New Report Examines the Housing Instability and Homelessness in Mecklenburg County

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According to a new UNC Charlotte Urban Institute report, Mecklenburg County has a shortage of more than 27,000 apartments for people making 30 percent or less of the area median income. The 2019 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Instability and Homelessness Report compiles local reports to help community stakeholders make data-informed decisions around housing instability and homelessness. This annual report has new data points this year, including an estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness for the full year (instead of the traditional one-night, point-in-time count), the count of affordable rental units that could lose federal subsidies over the next decade and an expanded analysis of the mismatch between affordable rental housing supply and demand.

For a look at statewide housing statistics, check out the NC Housing Finance Agency’s online resources at Housing Research, which includes an interactive map showing multiple North Carolina housing statistics, such as homelessness, housing cost burden, and evictions.  Learn more about how the Agency is meeting housing needs at Agency Investment Impacts, which provides information on the Agency’s affordable housing programs, products and services, and at Housing Drives North Carolina, an interactive look at 2018 investments and impacts.