DEKALB COUNTY, GA–DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson announced that she has awarded funding to two organizations to provide rental and utility assistance to needy District 5 residents.
Earlier this year, Davis Johnson allocated $200,000 to Decatur Cooperative Ministry and $100,000 to the NAACP DeKalb. With the funding awards, the organizations now will be able to provide eviction forbearance and rental assistance and help cover utility and water bills for residents in District 5 who are experiencing hardship. Decatur Cooperative Ministry will also provide relocation assistance for individuals who have been displaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This critical partnership with the NAACP and Decatur Cooperative Ministry will help serve many of our residents who are still experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Commissioner Davis Johnson.
For more information on how to obtain assistance, residents can contact either organization:
Decatur Cooperative Ministry
DeKalb County NAACP
“The NAACP DeKalb County Executive Committee is pleased to be able to assist District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson provide relief to DeKalb Citizens that have been impacted by the pandemic,” said NAACP DeKalb President Lance Hammonds.
“We are grateful to Commissioner Mereda Davis-Johnson for partnering with DCM providing the means for us to have an even greater impact on residents of District 5 experiencing housing instability”, said Decatur Cooperative Ministry Executive Director, Marlene White.
For more information, visit www.commissionermeredajohnson.com.