The report below is the annual 2020 Housing Instability & Homelessness Report which is designed to better equip our community to make data-driven decisions around housing instability and homelessness.
A fact sheet to provide a snapshot of housing instability and homelessness in Charlotte Mecklenburg.
The City of Charlotte has a long-term strategic plan for development (draft as of 10/31/2020)
Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975
by Thomas W. Hanchett
Hanchett argues that racial and economic segregation are not age-old givens, but products of a decades-long process. Well after the Civil War, Charlotte’s whites and blacks, workers and business owners, all lived intermingled in a “salt-and-pepper” pattern. The rise of manufacturing enterprises in the 1880s and 1890s brought social and political upheaval, however, and the city began to sort out into a “checker-board” of distinct neighborhoods segregated by both race and class. When urban renewal and other federal funds became available in the mid-twentieth century, local leaders used the money to complete the sorting out process, creating a “sector” pattern in which wealthy whites increasingly lived on one side of town and blacks on the other.