SouthBound: Kathy Izard On Finding Homes For The Homeless, Finding Herself
Have you ever heard that little voice telling you to do something more with your life? Kathy Izard heard that voice, and unlike many of us, she decided to listen.
In 2007, she quit her graphic design business to start working on a project to find homes for the homeless in Charlotte. That led to Moore Place, a building that now houses 120 people who were formerly among the city’s chronically homeless. Two years ago, Izard wrote and self-published a book about her journey, called “The Hundred Story Home.” The book sold so well that a division of Harper Collins, one of America’s big publishing houses, is putting out a new edition on June 26. As we'll hear on this week's SouthBound podcast, Kathy Izard listened to that little voice — and it changed not just her life, but the lives of the homeless in her city.
- Her book "The Hundred Story Home" (available on Amazon)
- Kathy Izard's bio from her website
- More information on the Urban Ministry Center's Housing for Homeless program
- Malcolm Gladwell's story on Million-Dollar Murray
- A little piece I wrote after the death of Chilly Willy
Music From This Episode:
- Lights At Sea - Bateau
- New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 - R.E.M.
Where to Listen:
SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our producer is Nick de la Canal. Our web manager is Jennifer Lang. Our audience engagement producer is Joni Deutsch, and our theme music comes from Josh Turner.