The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Drew County Branch #6042 will provide technical assistance to residents applying for rental and utility assistance through various COVID-19 and CARES ACT funds, according to a news release.

“As part of our national effort to advocate for sound housing policy and to ensure equitable access, we are encouraging interested residents to contact Alana Stevens, Housing Chairwoman of the Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 by visiting the branch website and submitting your contact information,” said Clarissa Pace, local branch president.

The mission of the Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 Housing Committee is to study housing conditions in the local community; receive and seek to adjust complaints of discrimination; oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private and disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing; and serve as a local liaison for better housing opportunities, education, and resource, according to the news release.

“The Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 is always looking for those who would like to join in the work. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination,” the news release states.

For more information, visit the Housing Committee page on the website, or email [email protected]