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Equal Justice Works Launches Georgia Housing Corps

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The Georgia Housing Corps will mobilize eleven lawyers and seven community advocates to provide critical civil legal aid to low income residents in the state of Georgia to secure safe, stable, affordable housing.

Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced the launch of the Georgia Housing Corps (GHC), a new Fellowship program addressing barriers to housing stability in rural and urban communities in Georgia.

“We are thrilled that the Georgia Housing Corps will help ensure that underserved families have the safe, stable housing they need to live and thrive in their communities,” said David Stern, Executive Director at Equal Justice Works. “Housing plays a critical role in the health and well-being of families and its importance cannot be overstated.”

Sponsored by the Georgia Bar Foundation, these eleven Fellows and seven Community Advocates will provide a combination of services including client representation on housing and housing-related issues, community outreach and education to community members and property owners, and advocacy to remove systemic barriers to housing at the local and statewide levels.

“Affordable housing empowers families and is key to strengthening communities,” said Len Horton, executive director at the Georgia Bar Foundation. “We are proud to support the Equal Justice Works Georgia Housing Corps initiative, which will provide greater access to legal counsel for low-income residents to obtain safe and secure homes.”

Over the past three decades, Equal Justice Works has awarded more than 2,000 Fellowships to public interest lawyers committed to building a more just society. Roughly 85 percent of Fellows continue to serve the public interest beyond their Fellowships.

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Affordable housing empowers families and is key to strengthening communities. We are proud to support the Equal Justice Works Georgia Housing Corps initiative, which will provide greater access to legal counsel for low-income residents to obtain safe and secure homes.

Len Horton /
Executive Director, Georgia Bar Foundation

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