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Melanie C. Thompson, CEO

Melanie_Thompson@hinesvillehousing.org

912-321-6006

Housing authority donates to local organizations

(January 14, 2021 – Hinesville, GA) The Hinesville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners authorized a monetary donation to local charities to help provide relief for families in need. The donation was split between the Diversity Health Center and the United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County.

“Due to the unchartered unknown territory of COVID-19, the HHA Board of Commissioners and I felt the need to demonstrate our commitment and support as community stakeholders to make monetary donations to the Diversity Wellness Center and United Way because of the variety of services both organizations provide to the entire Liberty County community,” said Melanie C. Thompson, CEO of the Hinesville Housing Authority. “We consider it a privilege to display a willingness to render aid in responding to our community’s need as we all continue to remain safe during this pandemic.”

Strengthening community partnerships is part of the Hinesville Housing Authority’s commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone in Liberty County. These donations will provide medical and financial assistance through services offered by the Diversity Health Center and United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County. The two organizations were selected because a majority of the housing authority residents qualify and use the services provided by the partnering organizations.

Diversity Health Center’s primary mission is to provide primary, preventative and mental healthcare services to the residents of Liberty and Long counties, with a particular focus on the uninsured and underserved residents. They currently offer telehealth and telepsych visits as well as COVID testing. For more information, visit www.diversityhc.org or call 912-877-2227.

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The donation to United Way of the Coastal Empire will provide Liberty County residents access to basic emergency relief, food distribution, transportation assistance and financial help. For more information, call (912) 368-4282.

 

ABOUT HINESVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY: The Hinesville Housing Authority was created    in 1959 by the City of Hinesville under the housing and development laws of the United States and Georgia. Its mission is to provide safe and affordable housing for qualified individuals and families while improving their quality of life. The Housing Authority aims to be recognized as the premier provider of affordable and sustainable communities in the region. Currently, the HHA staff and board members have expanded operations to include income-based housing through Hineshouse Property Management & Maintenance Services and market-rate housing through Hineshouse Properties.           For more information, visit www.hinesvillehousingauthority.org.