Goodwill of North Georgia has partnered with DeKalb County to provide rental and utility assistance to residents in need. With the federal funds provided by DeKalb County, Goodwill has distributed $500,000 to about 127 DeKalb County residents to help them avoid eviction, find stability, and prepare for the future. Goodwill worked directly with landlords and utilities to make those payments and also provided financial opportunity workshops to individuals receiving assistance. The partnership has been so successful that DeKalb County is considering extending it to administer rental and utility assistance in the future.

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