The Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg initiative announced Wednesday that the number of chronically homeless people in the county has decreased 36 percent since 2010.
A registry initiative, held over a three-day period in late January, involved more than 250 volunteers searching on streets and in camps, shelters, jails, soup kitchens, hospitals and other areas throughout Mecklenburg. Volunteers found 516 chronically homeless individuals.
Since the registry was created, 37 chronically homeless individuals have been housed. Partnerships for Housing First Charlotte-Mecklenburg includes more than two dozen organizations, including the City of Charlotte. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.