What We Do
The Housing Advisory Board educates, advocates, engages, and partners with community stakeholders to prevent and end homelessness and ensure a sufficient supply of affordable housing throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The Housing Advisory Board will educate, advocate, and build community awareness in support of City Council's approved action to create 5,000 affordable housing units with-in the next three years.
The Housing Advisory Board, through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Committee's oversight of community best practices, will ensure homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.
The Housing Advisory Board, through the diligence and persistence of the Continuum of Care Committee, will maximize funding for CoC activities and seek out new federal, state and local funding resources to strengthen efforts to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring for all persons.
The Housing Advisory Board will be the definitive source of high quality data and the repository of research regarding homelessness, housing instability, and affordable housing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The Housing Advisory Board will inform the community agenda regarding affordable housing, homelessness, and housing instability, by driving research and identifying emerging issues and gaps in data and research.
HAB was established as a joint effort by local government to include the development of housing, often referenced as "bricks and mortar", with social services needed by families and individuals as they move from homelessness to permanent housing.
To accomplish this task, the HAB will work with service providers and the community to determine a comprehensive and deliberate strategy for moving from homelessness to permanent housing. The HAB will look at national best practices, analyze data and recommend priorities for programs to the governing Boards. The HAB is also responsible for recommending priority areas for the use of housing bonds to City Council.
The HAB will provide an annual report the City Council , County Commission, and the community.
Educating and advocating for increased access and availability of affordable housing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Promoting, supporting and disseminating research and data on homelessness, housing instability and affordable housing to the board and community stakeholders.
Overseeing the federally mandated activities for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care.