Data and Research

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing and Homelessness Dashboard

The Housing & Homelessness Dashboard enables the community to be able to use data in order to drive decisions and understand impact. It serves as a one-stop-resource for housing and homelessness information, featuring data and research; information on local initiatives; and a weekly blog offering analysis on local data.

Continuum of Care

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care includes individuals and organizations across Mecklenburg County who are committed to ending and preventing homelessness. The vision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC is to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring; and that everyone has housing choices and prompt access to a variety of housing resources and supports that meets their needs.

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Department serves as the Collaborative Applicant (CA). The CA is the organization designated by the CoC to submit the annual CoC application for federal funding; and apply for CoC planning funds. CSS also serves as a resource for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC Governing Board; CoC member organizations and individuals; and CoC committees and workgroups.  

Homeless Management Information System

 A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for designating a HMIS Lead Agency and establishing and operating the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System.

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services serves as the local System Administrator for the HMIS in the Charlotte Mecklenburg CoC and currently represents the CoC on the NC HMIS Governance Committee. The HMIS Lead is responsible for ensuring that projects meet national data quality objectives; that the CoC has an HMIS data privacy plan, security plan and data quality plan, and that HMIS is administered in compliance with HUD requirements.