DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson urges District 5 residents to apply for rental assistance

Mereda Davis Johnson



DECATUR, GA– On Friday, Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson issued a reminder to all residents in District 5 who need rental and utility assistance to apply for aid. In 2021, Davis Johnson allocated over $650,000 to provide direct aid to District 5 residents facing eviction, delinquent rental payments, or utility payments.

Nonprofit organizations have received the funds to provide eviction forbearance and rental/utility assistance to families in DeKalb County who have lost wages or employment or have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are two years into this pandemic, and families are still in need of assistance. In DeKalb, we are doing all that we can to ensure that those who need assistance can get it,” Davis Johnson said.

The nonprofits who received the funding include the following:


Tabitha’s House (678) 804-8823
First African CDC (404) 343-6861
The People’s Agenda  (404) 653-1199




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