Martha Jackson

Lives in Atlanta, GA Attended Savannah State University/Armstrong University Morehouse School of Medicine/ Satcher Health Leadership Program Former Public Health Consultant Leadership DeKalb -DAR Real Estate Consultant NAACP Housing Chairperson DeKalb Association of Realtor's Leadership Achievement DeKalb Association of Realtor's Board Member Community Outreach Chairperson DAR Women's Council Member Member of Greenforest Community Baptist Church National Association of Realtor's/GAR

BLACKS FACING HOME APPRAISL DISCRIMINATION

In spite of April 2021 being National Fair Housing Month, Discrimination in Housing to Minorities continues to mount. After an appraiser and the Austins’ white-woman pal met at their house, its value went up by a whopping $493,000. Black Americans continue to face discrimination when it comes to building wealth through homeownership.  One Bay Area …

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Governor Says No Age Limit for COVID-19 Vaccine

Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp announced today, Feb.19, that All residents can make an appointment now, for COVID-19 vaccination. Regardless to your age or health risk assessments, sign up here, today to get an appointment. COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Georgia in extremely limited supply. Each week, the Federal Government authorizes states to order a …

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CDC TEMPORARILY HAULTS EVICTIONS THRU DEC. 31, 2020

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This halt is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties. Foreclosures or home mortgages not included in this exemption. You must …

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Racism A Public Health Crisis

“Courage Exploding – Rage Exhibiting” as DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson drafted a “Resolution to declare “Racism a Public Health Crisis”. A four-page document that discusses racism’s historical and present-day impact on many aspects of society. Using the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as an example, the resolution says that inequity in things like housing, education, employment …

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Get Up To $15,000 for Down Payment of Home

The Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance Program (HHF DPA) provides up to $15,000 in down payment assistance to eligible households purchasing an exixting home in seven of Georgia’s hardest hit counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Muscogee, Douglas, Chatham and Bibb. The Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Program will be ending on October 1, 2020. Last Date for …

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AN UPDATE ON YOUR NAACP HOUSING COMMITTEE

“AN UPDATE ON YOUR 2020-NAACP HOUSING COMMITTEE”   January 18 was our first planning meeting; the members of the tam have been involved with impacting change in our community.  On Feb. 23rd, the committee members planned an implemented a Community Resource Event, in conjunction with Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Black History month celebration, and the following …

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Gov. Kemp Criminalizes Teens with House Bill 994

Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, has proposed house bill HB994 that would criminalize teenagers and prosecute those teenagers as adults if they can be tied to “gang” activity.  This bill, if passed, would take the legal system two steps backward as it will drastically increase the number of crimes listed under gang activity. Groups including the …

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1st. NAACP DeKalb Housing Meeting held -Jan.21

Highlights from meeting: 1st. Housing Resource Workshop  – February 23, 2020 – Greenforest Community Baptist Church Legislative Updates-Housing Resource brochure/pamphlet  to be published 1st State Meeting – January 25, Eatonton, GA- 8:00 a.m. General Membership Meeting – January 25, 10:00 a.m. – Salem Baptist Church 2020 -Election Year for DeKalb County NAACP Branch Join us …

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