Filter By

A Home For All by the Numbers

This blog is part of an educational series connected to A Home For All, a community-wide effort to address homelessness and housing instability in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. United Way of Greater Charlotte was selected to lead its implementation and bring together key individuals and organizations to drive progress for the initiative.

As Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s first effort to focus on the full complexity of the issues surrounding homelessness and affordable housing, A Home For All is truly a community-wide effort. Stable housing is a basic human need and A Home For All is designed to address all aspects of homelessness and housing instability to ensure every individual and family has a stable roof over their head. In this article, we are sharing some key stats and figures from the plan which are critical to framing the challenges and implementing solutions.


The number of organizations and stakeholders, as well as 70+ experts in the fields of homelessness and affordable housing, that were instrumental in creating the A Home For All framework


The number of additional affordable housing units that are needed if we are to provide housing to those earning 30% or less of the area median income


The number of initial priority initiatives in the A Home For All plan, which are focused across distinct focus areas – people, preventing displacement and increasing the production of affordable housing supply – and an emergency response approach to unsheltered homelessness


The approximate number of people currently experiencing homeless in Charlotte-Mecklenburg


The percentage of African-Americans who make up the population of Mecklenburg County despite representing 76% of people experiencing homelessness in the County[1]


The percentage increase of families experiencing homelessness amid the 35% increase of the number experiencing unsheltered homelessness


The Charlotte metropolitan area’s ranking according to median rent in the region, despite having the highest rental price growth rate from 2019 to 2022[2]

These are just a few of the critical stats and figures which are integral to the A Home For All plan. However, while those numbers work to inform the plan, they are only as effective as we are in collaborating to fund, implement and spread the word about the community-wide initiative. After all, in order 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, we must work together and unify as ONE cohesive team!

Sign up for the A Home For All newsletter to receive more interesting facts, critical data and important campaign updates. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

[1] Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Dashboard One Number by Race and Ethnicity; US Census

[2] “Local Governments Responding: “The Housing Crisis in North Carolina,” NC League of Municipalities, 2023.