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.
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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.