Homeowners

Meet Shannon + Family

Photo Credit: Gena Ford Photography Meet Shannon, and her three young children. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Shannon’s parents are Habitat homeowners. They are actually the ones that encouraged her to apply! Shannon, although young at the time, recalls the building process as very family orientated and brought many culture together. After completing school, she moved…

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Meet Abigail + Carlos

Meet Abigail Valdez and her 7 year old son, Carlos. Abigail works in the registration office at a Gwinnett County elementary school. Currently renting a basement apartment, they have endured years of flooding and living in cramped corners. Abigail states that if it wasn’t for Carlos, she would not have started the application process for…

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Meet Grace + family

Meet Grace and her three children, Scott, Julian and Poleen. Before her home build began, we had the opportunity to interview her and meet her children. Grace, a single parent, is from South Sudan. After moving to Georgia, she felt rejected by many people until she found a community within her church. When another Habitat…

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Meet Octavia + Olandria

Meet Octavia and her sister, Olandria (Octavia is on the right.) She was accepted as a future homeowner with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity in December of 2017. We began working on her new home in April of 2019 and are wrapping it up this August. In the year between being accepted and beginning her build,…

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Meet Jamie + Noah

We are proud to introduce Jamie and her son Noah. They are the fifth of five homes on a 1.07 acre lot and #GwinnettBuild144. They are also part of our Thrivent Financial Faith Build. We sat down with Jamie and her son this past Spring as the construction season was just getting started to hear…

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You are invited! Home Dedications #140 & #141 this month!

It’s already time for our next two home dedications. This build season has been so busy that it has flown by. The families of these homes have dug in and fulfilled their sweat equity hours, not only by working on their own homes but by supporting each other week in and week out. It has been…

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Gwinnett Habitat Attains 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator two years in a row! This highest possible rating verifies that Gwinnett Habitat adheres to sector best practices, executes its mission in a financially efficient way, and has strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. President of Charity Navigator,…

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Benefits of Homeownership are Undeniable

The benefits of homeownership stay the same: Homeownership leads to greater educational achievements. Children of homeowners are significantly more likely to stay in school until age 17 than children of renters… The graduation rate for children of homeowners is 19 percent higher than for renters, and they are twice as likely to acquire some postsecondary…

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The American Dream

We all have dreams of different sizes. Zulfa’s dream was that of a young Ethiopian girl moving to America to grow up and live a better life. So, she and her younger brother stepped foot in American in 1991. Immediately she began to create goals and plan her life. She wanted to go to school…

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