Lawrenceville partners with Impact46 to provide food, housing

Lawrenceville has partnered with Impact46 to create the Lawrenceville Response Center to provide food, housing and other life-sustaining essentials in response to the COVID-19 crisis. (Courtesy Impact46)
Lawrenceville has partnered with Impact46 to create the Lawrenceville Response Center to provide food, housing and other life-sustaining essentials in response to the COVID-19 crisis. (Courtesy Impact46)

The Lawrenceville City Council voted unanimously April 27 to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Impact46 to create an emergency intake center to be known as the Lawrenceville Response Center. In partnership with the Lawrenceville Housing Authority and local nonprofits, the center’s goal will be to provide food, housing and other life-sustaining essentials in response to the COVID-19 crisis to residents living within Lawrenceville city limits.

Under the agreement, Lawrenceville will provide $125,000 out of the city’s contingency fund as long as it is matched by Impact46 and partners. The requirement for matching funds had already been met and exceeded by the April 27 council meeting with Impact46 and partners having raised $300,000 for the project.

Impact46 will serve as the community liaison and fiscal agent to create a network of community partners and providers to prevent hunger, prevent homelessness, help maintain property values by preventing foreclosures, allow continued payment of utility bills, and lessen the burdens placed on public safety infrastructure.

Funds from the city should be available almost immediately. To make a donation or for information: www.impact46.org/lawrenceville-response-center.

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