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From homeless to housing, with Tameka Gunn of Community Link

From homeless to housing, with Tameka Gunn of Community Link

Tameka Gunn, president and CEO of Community Link, discusses how the nonprofit helps lift people out of homelessness

Tameka Gunn is the president and CEO of Community Link NC, a Charlotte nonprofit that helps individuals and families obtain and sustain safe, decent, affordable housing. Community Link provides services across 15 counties in North Carolina.

Gunn first joined the organization in 2007 as a housing coordinator. She became president and CEO in January 2023.

In this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Gunn discusses:

  • Community Link’s “homeless to housing” services.

  • How people can get connected to Community Link.

  • Common misconceptions about what’s needed to own a house.

  • How transportation is key to keeping people out of homelessness.

  • Gunn’s 15 years with Community Link, from housing coordinator to president and CEO.

  • Her goals as president and CEO.

  • Her experiences on raising a family in Charlotte.

Gunn received The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 Award in 2023 for her work with Community Link and as vice chair of the Coordinated Entry Oversight Committee for Mecklenburg County.

This podcast episode is part of a series highlighting winners of The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 awards, which honor and celebrate often unheralded people over the age of 40 who are making impactful contributions to Charlotte. It’s hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration.

Find out more about the 40 Over 40 awards by going to

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Tameka Gunn.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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