Transitional and Temporary Housing Programs – Charlotte NC

By | February 6, 2016

Transitional housing/temporary housing – Charlotte, NC.  If you live in Charlotte, NC and need short term housing, there are temporary housing programs available. Whether you live in Mecklenburg, Gaston or Union County, there are temporary living opportunities available in every county.

Ten percent of Charlotte’s population is chronically homeless. There are 4,700 children enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Like many cities, affordable housing is limited, to Public Housing, and housing in low-income communities.  No one wants to live in depressed areas or ghettos of any city; however, this is the problem many disadvantaged families face.

Transitional Housing

As a resident of Charlotte, everywhere you look, I see are new apartment buildings going up. Unfortunately, they are all in part of town too expensive for those who need housing the most.

Homelessness is a multi-pronged problem for the poor. It is not merely the absence of a home; it is the absence of job skills to get the better-paying job, and it is the absence of an unskilled job that pays a living wage. Then you have the disabled and those with mental illness.

Types of Shelters


There are different types of shelter, to meet the needs of the public they are Day shelters, family, and emergency shelters.  Let’s look at these shelters.

Day Shelters

Day shelters take in the homeless during the daytime.  There is an alternative to other shelters that do not have room.  They are a bridge to getting the life of the homeless person back on track.  At a day shelter, you can eat, make phone calls take a shower and use as a mailing address for those  looking for employment.

Family Shelters

The greatest number of homeless people are children. Family shelters house single women, single women with children and battered women. These shelters are created for longer term housing.  Family shelters vary. They are usually a single room with beds for all the family.

They sometimes have a small kitchen to prepare meals. When there is a lack of single rooms families are housed in dormitories until an opening is available.  There are usually support systems such as case workers, job assistance, and child care as well as a list of resources to get further help.

Emergency Shelters

An emergency shelter is temporary housing for needy families. They are basically no-frills and a place to get out of the cold for a few days and a few meals a day. You have to leave and return at a certain hour. In the old days, they called them flop houses. There is not screening who comes in, and can sometimes risk having your belonging stolen. I would not choose this as a first option. Here the government makes  food, health care, childcare and counseling services.

Welfare Hotels

In New York City, there is such a shortage of affordable housing,low-income homeless adults, and families live in hotels designated for this purpose.  Many have jobs while the other have their housing paid for my the government.  Food, child care, health care and counseling are also provided

Transitional Housing in Charlotte, NC

The Urban Ministry Center has formed a coalition of business, Christian organizations, government, and non-profit organizations to raise $11 million to build special housing for those who are chronically homeless and living on the streets. Their goal is to end homelessness in the Queen City.

If you are homeless and need a place to stay, contact the agencies listed below.  The transitional housing organizations range from government, non-profit, drug rehab and ministry housing. Many of these organizations can help you with a host of resources to help you get the help you need to regain stability.

Development Corporation Friendship

Friendship Community Development Corporation (FCDC), was established by Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in July 2001. The FCDC was created to develop Friendship Village to support, several underserved sectors of the city. They purchased a single-family home in 2004, to be used for HIV/AIDS housing. The program creates jobs, helps with housing, clothing and more.

Development Corporation Friendship

Friendship Community Development Corporation (FCDC), was established by Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in July 2001. The FCDC was created to develop Friendship Village to support, several underserved sectors of the city. They purchased a single-family home in 2004, to be used for HIV/AIDS housing.  The program creates jobs, provides temporary housing, clothing and more.

3301 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Website

Charlotte Family Housing
Homeless Service
300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 335-5488
3301 Beatties Ford Rd

The mission of Charlotte Family Housing is to empower homeless families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, support services and advocacy, shelter families until they can get permanent housing.

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Charlotte Rescue Mission
Drug Addiction Treatment Center
907 W 1st St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 334-4635

Charlotte Rescue Mission is a Christian organization is a residential recovery program. They serve those battling addiction and poverty. Through the support of this organization, many have returned as productive members of society. They work to bring sobriety, housing, job preparation, and re-introduction to the community.
Website

YWCA
3420 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-5770

YWCA provides affordable, safe housing, and supportive services for single women with children under 18 years old.  Resources like computer training, budgeting, job preparation and health and fitness programs apply. If you are homeless or fleeing an abuse at home and have an income you can rent a room with bath, for as little as $300 a month.  You can also use the fitness center for a fee of $25.
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For more information about the organizations below, click on the website link provided below.

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Homeless Shelter
1210 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 334-3187
Open 24 hours
Website

Center For Community Transitions
5825 Old Concord Rd
Charlotte, NC  28213
(704) 494-0001

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The Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter
Housing for Women and Children
534 Spratt St
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 348-2560
Website

Charlotte Family Housing
Homeless Service
2410 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 335-5488
Website

Sister for Sister Housing Network, Inc
Low-Income Housing Program
Charlotte, NC
(704) 350-5751
Website

Dove’s Nest
Drug Addiction Treatment Center
2855 West Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 332-3999
Website

Changed Choices
Re-entry Services Organization
1800 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-6388
Website 

Freedom House of Mecklenburg
Non-Profit Organization
PO Box 16157
Charlotte, NC 28297
(704) 505-5981
Website

Angel House Maternity Home
Pregnancy Care Center
Displaced pregnant adolescent and women
2000 Newland Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 392-6270
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Hoskins Park Ministries
107 Cromer St
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 391-3303
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Hope Haven Inc
Social Services Sponsored
3815 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 372-8809
Website

Catherine’s House
Social Services Organization
141 Mercy Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-9599
Website

YWCA Central Carolinas
Non-Profit
425 Fairwood Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 332-1622
Website

YWCA of Central Carolinas
Social Services
750 Beal St
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 366-4296
Website

St Peters Home Inc
Apartments for disabled men
2120 N Davidson St
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 335-9380
Website

Center For Community Transitions
Community Center
2226 N Davidson St
(704) 374-0762
Website

YWCA Central Carolinas
Social Services Organization
114 Nelson Ave
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 393-4017
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The Gastonia’s Potter’s House
Drug Addiction Treatment Center
54 Burmil Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 824-3698
Website

Flynn Fellowship Homes
Non-Profit Organization
311 S Marietta St
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 865-9395
Website

With Friends Inc
Emergency Homeless Shelter for Youth
2098 Keith Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 691-7116
Website

Fresh Start Sober Living
Drug Addiction Treatment – Men and Women
Charlotte, NC
(704) 264-1005
Website