DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson provides $1 million to aid District 5 families impacted by COVID-19

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DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson has appropriated $1 million in federal funding to assist families impacted by the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Allocations have been made to 21 community-based organizations in District 5 to provide food, rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to individuals who have lost wages or employment or financially impacted by the virus. Residents are encouraged to contact any of the agencies for help. A vetting process is in place to determine which individuals have been helped to avoid duplication of services, Davis Johnson’s office said.

“People are worrying about what they will eat, where they will lay their heads, and how they will make it day to day,” said Davis Johnson said.

Rental and mortgage assistance will be provided to the agency or landlord, Davis Johnson’s office said. Some of the agencies are or have been providing food baskets to address food insecurities. The amounts that agencies received vary, which will impact the number of people they may be able to assist.    The funding also will cover a public outreach campaign expected to launch Nov. 1 to educate the public on the coronavirus and encourage social distancing and the wearing of masks.

The following nonprofits have been allocated funding to provide assistance to residents in District 5:

 

Tabitha’s House (678) 804-8823
The Hank Stewart Foundation (404) 247-4661
First African CDC (404) 343-6861
KES Day Inc. (770) 484-2112
Greater Piney Grove CDC (404) 377-0561, ext.238
DeKalb County NAACP (404) 241-8006
Berean CDC (770) 323-1747
African American Churches Transforming Society (404) 792-5664
SCLC Women Inc. (404) 584-0303
Center for Community Empowerment (404) 243-9336
Transforming CDC (678) 548-8267
City of Hope Inc. (770) 696-5100
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation (404) 297-9522
FBC Family Life Center, Inc. (770) 482 – 7660
Be Ruth, Inc. (404) 941 – 0633
Atlanta Missions, Inc. (404) 588 – 4000
Harvard Diversity Project, Inc. (678) 322 – 8057
Peace on The Move (347)  309-7686
The People’s Agenda  (404) 653-1199
Women Moving On, Inc. (404) 370-7670
Mother’s Rebuilding America, Inc. (678) 698 – 8829

 

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