Nuts & Bolts – April Newsletter

The months ahead may pose some unknown challenges to our
organization. DeKalb Habitat remains unwavering in our commitment to provide homes and hope for the hardworking families that need a stable, safe, and decent place to live.

Responsive, Resourceful,  Resilient.
These traits connect all of us as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic
in our cities and neighborhoods. But for those of us Dekalb Habitat
there are a few more “Rs” that speak to who we are and how you can help us remain responsive, resourceful and resilient to the
desperate need of your Dekalb County neighbors. 

 COVID-19 has caused a great financial impact to our budget, while
donations are always welcome at anytime please look out for a special
appeal coming soon on GAGivesDay #givingtuesday, May 5, 2020. 
Our offices are currently closed 
The Dekalb Habitat team is working remotely to ensure we are meeting
the needs of our homeowners.

omeowners who are in need of food or household supplies,  Networks
Cooperative (who we share offices with) has agreed to allow DeKalb
Habitat homeowners to participate in their program through this crisis.

You must bring ID. Open Wed, Fri and Sat from 10am to 1pm.
COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates
Sharon Steele, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb,
delivered protective masks and surgical gloves to the DeKalb County
Board of Health.
Homeowners: COVID-19 what now?
The DeKalb Habitat team has been working to ensure continued support
for our homeowners. A lot has changed, but we want you to know that
we are all in this together.

The Dekalb team will be working remotely and available to answer all of your questions.

Please click here for contact information.

We have all been affected by COVID-19 in many different ways. The
team at Dekalb Habitat for Humanity wants to help in any way that
we can. In order to do this we need your help, and you can do that by
clicking the link below and taking a brief survey. 
Click here to take our survey
News and Events
Census 2020 Quick Facts
What is the Census?
The Census is a questionnaire conducted every ten years, that asks about the number of people living in the United States and five U.S.
Territories.  Why is the 2020 Census Important? The Census provides
critical data that is used by lawmakers, business owners, schools, and
many others use to provide daily services and support to your local
community. This data determines where funding will go for hospitals,
schools, roads and other resources. The Census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives who
draw congressional and legislative districts.

How do I complete the 2020 Census?
In 2020, the U.S. Census will be offered in three formats: online, over the phone, or by mail. Census forms were mailed out to American homes in March 2020. 

Please complete your 2020 Census, for more information please click the image above or visit:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress  and signed into law  on March 27th, 2020. An  over $2 trillion economic relief package committed to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
The CARES Act provides for Economic Impact Payments to American
households of up to $1,200 per adult for individuals whose income was
less than $99,000 ( or $198,000 for joint filers) and $500 per child under
17 years old – or up to $3,400 for a family of four.Additionally, the IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to
generate $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to Social Security recipients who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will receive these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits.Treasury is launching a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that
individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in
the mail.Be sure to check this space as well as for
continuous updates. 
 Resources – Self Help – Upcoming Events – Activities – News & Updates
The Dekalb Public Library is hosting virtual events. Click below for more information. For the Dekalb County Events Calendar and
Public Meeting schedule, click the links below.
Dekalb Public Library Virtual Events
Dekalb County Events Calendar