Kathy Izard is the author of ‘The Hundred Story Home, a memoir about finding faith in ourselves and something bigger.’ The memoir tells the story of how Kathy listened to a whisper urging her to house the homeless. She launched Homeless to Homes, a Housing First proof-of-concept program, and led a capital campaign to build Moore Place, the first permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless in Charlotte. She has worked on numerous civic projects, including leading fundraising efforts for HopeWay, the first nonprofit residential mental health treatment center in the Charlotte region. Before these efforts, Kathy was a graphic designer and soup kitchen volunteer. She is a member of the Women’s Impact Fund and serves on the board of directors of the Charlotte Urban Ministry Center, Moore Place, HopeWay, and the Crossnore School for foster children. Kathy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in building permanent housing for the homeless and a journey to find meaning and purpose in life.