Housing Scams and Renter’s Rights
Home-purchases and rental transactions both involve large amounts of cash, and cash attracts scammers. Most people are inexperienced in this area of their life and should be wary of “special deals” and fast financing options. There are predatory lenders in the marketplace that can challenge your knowledge with mortgage scams, bait-n-switch scams, mortgage fraud, and Loan Officers screw-ups. Renting a house or apartment can present challenges as well. How can you avoid being scammed or bilked out of large sums of money when purchasing or renting? SEE FULL STORY
DeKalb County Branch Members Tour DeKalb County Jail After Allegations
The NAACP DeKalb County Branch met with Sheriff Jeff Mann of the DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Teresa Hardy, President of the NAACP DeKalb County Branch, said “It is important that we work with the community to address issues that need to be resolved. That is why it was important that we address the concerns from the community with the Sheriff of the County Jail.”
OVER 20 Members of the NAACP DeKalb branch walked through the jail facility to review the operations and address concerns of inmates. NAACP DeKalb members toured the facility’s housing unit, medical and dental clinic, and GED classrooms. SEE FULL ARTICLE
Criminal Justice Committee Advocates for Restorative Justice
April 22, 2019 – NAACP DeKalb Criminal Justice Committee and Bethel Baptist Church hosted a Restorative Justice watch on the film Healing Justice. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices.
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