Charlotte’s New $5 Million 164-Bed Men’s Shelter Hosting Grand Opening Today

via Roof Above

Today Charlotte is hosting the grand opening of its newest men’s shelter – The Howard Levine Men’s Shelter.

The new $5 million complex has a 164 guest capacity and will start housing individuals who are being transitioned from the motel-based emergency shelter that the Charlotte non-profit Roof Above set up during the pandemic.

According to a press release from the organization, the new facility 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.”

Here’s a video tour of the complex:

Charlotte’s Lucille Giles Center, which has a 116 guest capacity, will also continue to operate.

According to Mecklenburg Housing Data, there are currently an estimated 3,150 homeless individuals living in our city.