Equal Justice Works Launches Georgia Housing Corps

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Equal Justice Works, the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys, announced the launch of the Georgia Housing Corps, 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.

Below is the current list of GHC Fellows and community advocates:

  • Natasha Alladina

  • Alexandria Arnold

  • Shameka Dixon

  • Farley Ezekiel

  • John Gainey

  • Dominque Madison

  • Gentry Mander

  • Chad McCranie

  • Shannon LeVar Mills

  • Katrina Monroe-Pettway

  • Teresa Moore

  • Erik Provitt

  • Crystal Redd

  • Lee Robbins

  • Stephanie Styles

  • Jazz Watts