AISP Network: Charlotte Regional Data Trust

About the Work

The Charlotte Regional Data Trust (formerly the Institute for Social Capital) is a signature research initiative of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. The Data Trust uses integrated administrative data to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making and foster university research that impacts the community and deepens understanding of complex community issues.

By linking data across agencies, sectors, and programs, the Data Trust integrated data system allows community stakeholders to understand challenges and opportunities beyond typical service silos.

Charlotte Regional Data Trust is hosted by UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.

Integrating data since: 2005

Jurisdiction: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC

Scale: county

Contact: Lori Thomas, Executive Director
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About the Data

Data Included

Child Welfare Early Childhood Education Health Justice Economic Security Homelessness/Housing Nonprofit

Current Data Uses

Research
To inform policy
Program evaluation
Outcomes oriented/performance-based contracting
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Child welfare Early childhood education Early childhood risk factors Economic Mobility Homelessness Housing K-12 education Racial Equity

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