In 2020, a broad consortium of the public, private and non-profit sectors announced the launch of a comprehensive community-wide effort to create a strategic plan around housing instability and homelessness in our community: 2025 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy. Community Link applauds this effort, and many of our agency partners are involved.
Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America, and Eugene A. Woods, President and CEO at Atrium Health, and co-chairs working for the group said:
"We are pleased to share that nearly 50 city, county, corporate and non-profit leaders, including those who serve on the front lines of housing instability and homelessness and those with lived experience are all part of this comprehensive community undertaking. And, the effort will continue to grow with more leaders continuing to be added to this team."
One of the goals is to develop a strategic plan to help Charlotte-Mecklenburg become a national leader in addressing current and preventing future homelessness. For more about this important effort, read Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Dashboard's full report, which outlines goals, as well as milestones for this innovative approach.