About the Author, Kathy Izard

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters and volunteer at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author. Denver Moore, changed the course of her life.

Inspired by Denver’s challenge to do more than serve in this soup kitchen, Kathy quit her job to take on what seemed like an unimaginable task. In her second half of life, Kathy wanted to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless.


“To say that she literally breathed Moore Place into reality would not be an inaccurate
decription, except that it undercuts her long days and nights of blood, sweat, and tears.
In 2008 & 2009, no one in this community was talking about “housing first” or even
simply–real housing–as the solution to homelessness. Kathy was often a one-woman
band, armed with determination, data, and a dogged belief that Moore Place could–and
world–transform lives and the community.” –
Caroline Chambre Hammock, Former
Director of Moore Place

Event Details

Doors open at 5:30

Kathy starts event and Q&A at 6

Pack Memorial Library
67 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801
Books available for sale by Malaprop’s Bookstore