The A Home For All initiative goes beyond individual programs to create a community where homelessness is rare, brief,
and nonrecurring and every person has access to permanent, affordable housing and the resources to sustain it.
A Home For All is a long-term, community-wide effort, developed from extensive research, data analysis, surveys and interviews with hundreds of stakeholders. In May 2022, United Way of Greater Charlotte was announced as the lead nonprofit for the initiative. United Way is working alongside the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, nonprofits, and community stakeholders, including those with lived expertise, to advance the initiative.
A Home For All was launched with the release of the Strategic Framework, a comprehensive, transformative strategy developed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy (CMHHS). The Strategic Framework includes an overview of four actionable priorities, established from recommendations across nine areas: prevention, shelter, affordable housing, cross-sector supports, policy, funding, data, communications and long-term strategy.
Building on the priorities identified in the Strategic Framework, The Implementation Plan outlines which priorities to advance first in order to address housing instability and homelessness across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
United Way of Greater Charlotte is excited to announce the opening of the Property Provider Recruitment and Retention grant application. This grant will award $1,000,000 towards the pilot of a system-level approach to property provider recruitment and retention. The grant award will be paired with technical assistance to help the grant recipient operationalize the system-level approach the community envisions.
The grant application is open, as of August 28, and a letter of interest to participate in this grant will need to be submitted by September 5, 2023.
CLICK HERE to access the A Home For All – Applicant Agency Resource Folder.
2024 pit count
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Dashboard is looking for volunteers to take part in the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, taking place on the night of Wednesday, January 24, 2024 and during the day of Thursday, January 25, 2024.
The PIT Count is a yearly survey done to ensure information about homeless shelter capacities and inventory is accurate, and is required in order to continue receiving federal homelessness funding assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
If you see someone you believe is experiencing unsheltered homelessness, or spot an encampment that can be visited during the PIT Count, please fill out the Mecklenburg County Street Outreach Referral form.
Additionally, an updated Wish List has been provided that highlights specific items needed to help the unhoused. These items are essential to protect those experiencing homelessness as winter approaches.
For more local data and statistics, new research, information on local initiatives and a blog that provides an analysis of local data, visit the Housing & Homelessness Dashboard. The Housing & Homelessness Dashboard helps to engage and empower the community to use the data to drive decisions and understand impact.