‘The Tenants Toolkit’: Woman shares struggle to find affordable housing on podcast

CHARLOTTE — Local mother Amy Anderson who said she knows the reality of Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis.

“My story represents only one scenario where affordable housing is needed,” Anderson said.

The college graduate spent 20 years in corporate America, but after leaving an abusive relationship in Atlanta, Anderson and her two children found themselves homeless in Charlotte.

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When she learned that several nonprofits had started a podcast about Charlotte’s affordable housing situation,” Anderson agreed to share her story.

“In Charlotte, I’ve found there to be a tale of two cities: the haves and the have-nots,” she said.

“The Tenants Toolkit” podcast rolled out this week.

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Collaborators include the Foundation for the Carolinas, Legal Aid, the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and Crisis Assistance Ministry.