Publications & Reports

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Charlotte arts institutions seek out more diverse voices
   April 23, 2019
Mae Israel
As Charlotte has become more urban and cosmopolitan, grassroots artists and organizations have energized the visual and performing arts. But some say there have largely been two separate arts scenes in Charlotte: One shaped by established arts institutions and the other by a more diverse group of artists and arts organizations emerging outside the establishment. Read more


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2018 North Mecklenburg Demographic and Housing Assessment
   February 6, 2019

On February 4, 2019, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation released the 2018 North Mecklenburg Demographic and Housing Assessment. This report presents the findings from a demographics and housing assessment for the northern part of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (North Mecklenburg). Read more


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Report tallies college and career readiness programs
   August 15, 2018

Laura Simmons
Institute researchers look at the ecosystem of college- and career-readiness programs in Mecklenburg County. Read more


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Study: Charlotte region lags in food economy, farmers markets
   July 9, 2018
Mary Newsom
A new report finds Charlotte and its region are underperforming in many measurements of its local food economy.  Read more


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Eviction court: Where tenants, landlords, and the law converge
   June 7, 2018
Mary Newsom
When eviction lands in court, landlords usually have lawyers, and tenants rarely do. A local program to arm tenants with information aims to alter that imbalance. Read more


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Evictions Part 3: One-month snapshot of eviction court records
   May 23, 2018
Ashley Williams Clark
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Mecklenburg County Community Support Services released “Charlotte-Mecklenburg Evictions Part 3: One-month Snapshot of Eviction Court Records” on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.   Read more


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Study: More than 4,000 Mecklenburg students homeless or unstably housed
   March 13, 2017
Ashley Williams Clark
Homelessness and housing instability affect the family, health, academic and social-emotional well-being of homeless families with children. This study of homelessness in Charlotte-Mecklenburg finds that more than 4,000 students are homeless or unstably housed. Read more


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Report points to 12 affordable housing strategies
   September 21, 2016
Ashley Williams Clark
What are other communities doing to address the need to develop affordable housing in their communities? A new report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute presents 12 affordable housing strategies other cities are using. Read more


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Evictions: A vicious cycle for people in poverty
   July 27, 2016

Examinations of urban poverty are nothing new, but author Matthew Desmond’s study of the causes of evictions and their consequences for families, housing quality and the fabric of neighborhoods is innovative, thought-provoking, and readable. A book review. Read more


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More households struggle to afford rent, report finds
   October 27, 2015
Ashley Williams Clark
Almost half of Mecklenburg County’s rental households are cost-burdened, a new report from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute finds. That means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.  Read more