Homelessness Statistics for Mecklenburg, NC

, North Carolina

Total Homeless persons in Mecklenburg County North Carolina in 2019

1,742

There are an estimated 1,742 homeless individuals in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. That is a 4% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

519

There are 519 in Mecklenburg that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

0

There are 0 in Mecklenburg that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

1027

There are 519 in Mecklenburg that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

196

There are 519 in Mecklenburg that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

158

There are 158 in Mecklenburg that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

0

There are 0 in Mecklenburg that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Mecklenburg County North Carolina in 2019

158

There are an estimated 1,742 homeless individuals in Mecklenburg County North Carolina. That is a 4% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

Total Chronic Homeless in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

235

There are 18 more homeless individuals in Mecklenburg County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a 8% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

162

There are 158 in Mecklenburg that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

73

There are 0 in Mecklenburg that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

148

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

17

Total Veteran Homeless

165

There are more homeless individuals in Mecklenburg County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

46

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

14

Total Homeless Youth

60

There are -22 more homeless youths in Mecklenburg County North Carolina than in 2018. That is a -27% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

3,568

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Mecklenburg County North Carolina

9

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 1073 emergency shelter beds in Mecklenburg County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 352 Transitional Housing beds in Mecklenburg County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 1256 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Mecklenburg County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 550 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Homeless Shelters and Services

9 Homeless Shelter Listings in Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Emergency Housing

Charlotte Emergency Housing

Charlotte, NC

While we primarily serve single mothers with children, we are also one of the limited options for single fathers with children and two-parent families.Are You Eligible for Our Program? [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 22, 2020
Harvest Center

Harvest Center

Charlotte, NC

The Ideal Candidate for Our Transformation Program:Affected by homelessness, poverty, and/or unemploymentSingle adults, 18 years of age, and older, in transitionNo custodial obligati [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 12, 2018
Urban Ministry Center

Urban Ministry Center

Charlotte, NC

Emergency Shelter, Permanent Supportive Housing.Permanent Supportive HousingHousingWorksThrough our HousingWorks program,the Urban Ministry Center seeks to fulfill its mission [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 17, 2015
Hoskins Park Ministries

Hoskins Park Ministries

Charlotte, NC

The purpose of Hoskins Park Ministries is to help men who have been living on the street, or are near homelessness, to get back on their feet as independent God-fearing men by experiencing grace [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 22, 2020
Men's Shelter of Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.MSC has two shelter locations, one on North Tryon Street, and the other on Statesville Avenue. We offer both emergency shelter and wrap-around suppor [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 30, 2015
The Relatives, Inc.

The Relatives, Inc.

Charlotte, NC

The Relatives is Mecklenburg County's only shelter for youth 7-17 who are homeless, have runaway, or are experiencing serious family conflict. The mission of The Relatives is to keep kids safe and fa [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 13, 2016
My Sister's House

My Sister's House

Charlotte, NC

Transitional Living Center for Women. Mission To stabilize and strengthen our sisters through counseling, stability in living arrangements, and education as we guide them on the path t [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 28, 2011
Discovery Home Care Inc

Discovery Home Care Inc

Charlotte, NC

Discovery Home Care INC, a Youth Emergency Care Shelter located in Mecklenburg County, N.C, Gaston County, NC a non-profit organization, licensed by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Servi [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 16, 2014
The Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter

The Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter

Charlotte, NC

Office hours: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday thru Thursday); 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Fridays)When women and children have nowhere else to go, they can count on The Salvation Army Center of Hope. L [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 14, 2016

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1063
180
758
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


256
0


146
111


160
25


75
10
2015 Total 2,001 256 257 185 85
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
984
184
647
3


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


225
1


110
60


124
25


67
11
2016 Total 1,818 226 170 149 78
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
805
211
456
4


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


146
2


78
69


113
24


53
18
2017 Total 1,476 148 147 137 71
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
924
209
535
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


167
0


187
30


130
16


63
19
2018 Total 1,668 167 217 146 82
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1027
196
519
0


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


158
0


162
73


148
17


46
14
2019 Total 1,742 158 235 165 60
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 104 6.6% 4479 37.0% 96.3%
2016 97 7.9% 4113 49.5% 95.7%
2017 94 10.0% 3371 59.1% 93.7%
2018 118 12.9% 3112 69.5% 94.0%
2019 128 10.4% 2995 52.3% 94.7%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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