For the first time, the community has access to local-level details of where, why, and how tenants are evicted in Mecklenburg County. Inspired by the award-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, and author Matthew Desmond’s visit here last year, UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute set out to study eviction at the local level. The resulting series of Housing Instability Reports portrays our community’s eviction landscape.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Evictions series, funded by Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, is broken into three separate-yet-related reports, each with its own action-oriented toolkit:
Part I: An Introduction to Evictions
Part II: Mapping Evictions