Affordable Housing, Local

Longtime Buckhead Renter Fears Having To Move

Anne is a renter who has lived in Buckhead for over two decades.
Credit Al Such / WABE
Audio version of this story here.

For the past two decades, Anne (who chose not to give her last name because she fears retribution from her landlord) has lived in the same two-bedroom apartment in Buckhead. It’s a brick building just off of Peachtree Street. In 1995, Anne began renting her apartment for just $600 per month. Now, 22 years later, her rent has increased and she is concerned about her ability to stay there.

Like us on Facebook

In her 60s, Anne is managing her housing costs through freelance jobs and living with a roommate. In this installment of “Closer Look’s” series on affordable housing, co-host Rose Scott visited Anne at her apartment in Buckhead.