Who We Are
Habitat helps families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial sustainability. In Gwinnett County, the need for decent and affordable housing has risen dramatically in the three decades since Gwinnett Habitat began in 1988. We also continue to see strong growth in diverse populations living and working in Gwinnett.
Gwinnett Habitat’s goal is to build adequate and affordable housing for low income families in need. In addition, our home repair program, A Brush With Kindness, makes repairs to preserve existing affordable housing. We are committed to being a key solution for as long as it takes, so children and families no longer have to live in unsafe or sub-standard conditions.
Our partnership with the business and church community has enabled Gwinnett Habitat to build or rehab 133 affordable homes and counting. This is a clear demonstration of how Habitat is putting God’s love into action, working to eliminate poverty housing, and improving the lives of low income families and children in Gwinnett County by providing for a brighter future.
Meet Our Staff
A world in which everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to, or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A Message From Our Executive Director
It has finally happened! After months of planning, we have moved in to our new office space in Lawrenceville at 52 Gwinnett Drive, Suite B. This is an answer to many prayers. We have been looking for some time for a space that would allow us to grow and be more centrally located in the county we serve. This new space provided by the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry is just perfect for several reasons.
First, it provides us with space to grow as we serve more families in our community. In April, as part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, we announced the launch of our Better Homes, Brighter Futures fundraising campaign. This three-year pledge campaign will allow us to more than double the numbers of families we will serve with new home construction, homes repairs and through our new neighborhood revitalization program. To reach this goal it will require the addition of several new staff members. Our new office space provides 3,000 square feet of space for our new staff and growing programs.
Second, our new space in Lawrenceville is centrally located in Gwinnett County. This is important because it allows us to be more efficient in providing services for families in need. Not only is our office more accessible to those we serve, its location also allows our staff to save time as we facilitate our programs throughout our very large county.
Finally, our new space allows us to collaborate with four other ministries all housed at the same location on Gwinnett Drive. These important partnerships with the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, Navigate Recovery, and Minding the Gap allow us to work together to provide a variety of services for those in need from one location in downtown Lawrenceville.
We are very blessed for our new space that will allow us to serve families with affordable housing solutions for many years to come. We have also been blessed for the last 24 years to have had donated office space at Mountain Park United Methodist Church in Stone Mountain. This donation gave us a place to start our work and has allowed us to serve over 200 families. We would not be where we are today without this wonderful gift. Thank you Mount Park UMC!
Please feel free to stop in and take a tour of our new home. With this new office space and your continued support, we will build better homes and brighter futures together. God bless.
Rev. Brent Bohanan
Board of Directors
President : Don Goldsmith (Thrivent Financial)
Vice President : Tom Condon (AT&T)
Treasurer : Trent Cloer (Moore Stephens Tiller LLC)
Secretary : Larry Russell (Cisco)
Kara Dutton - Gwinnett County School System
David Freeman - ReMax
CJ Graves - First Citizens Bank
Lena Harris - Habitat Homeowner
Asif Jessani - Complete Computer Solitions
Rep. Pedro Marin - GA State Representative
Andy Morgan - The Morgan Law Group
Leanne Parks - Habitat Homeowner
Ed Ringer - Connectivity Wireless