If you’ve been in Charlotte for a while, then you have probably heard the motto, ”Charlotte’s Got A Lot”. Well now, we have something new to add the list. Earlier this week, the newest men’s shelter, “The Howard Levine Men’s Shelter”, opened.
The $5 million complex has capacity for 164 guests. According to a press release, the new shelter includes a “full-service kitchen to prepare and serve meals and a learning lab. Staffing includes office space for on-site employment specialists and on-site housing navigators to meet one-on-one to support each guest in next steps to move out of homelessness.” Individuals who were transferred to the motel-based emergency shelter provided during the pandemic will be the 1st residents in the new facility.
The Lucille Giles Center will continue to operate through at least March with a capacity of 116 men. According to county data, there are over 3,000 homeless people in Mecklenburg county. Check out the video below for a tour of the new facility.