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.
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 been a very Happy New Year at Gwinnett Habitat! Our Gwinnett Lights kick-off dinner for our Better Homes Brighter Futures campaign on January 24th was a big success. We have already received over $1,000,000 in campaign pledges and are well on our way to meet our goal.
Our ultimate goal is to raise the funds needed to double the number of families we serve with housing resources over the next 3 years. To do this we must have the additional capital funding to purchase needed building materials, tools, trailers, and property. We also need additional operating funds to grow our staff team. Additional staff will be needed to help manage our construction workdays, recruit and train volunteers, and implement our new Neighborhood Revitalization program.
Since campaign dollars started coming in last fall, we have begun to prepare for our future growth. In December, our Homeowner Services Manager position held by Rhonda Streat was taken to fulltime and we purchased a new pickup truck for our construction department. In early February, we created a brand-new position called the Community Engagement Director and promoted Jen Welch to this position. We also promoted Frank Stoffle to our A Brush With Kindness Director position and increased it to 30 hours/week. I would like to congratulate Rhonda, Jen, and Frank on their promotions and ask for your prayers as we search for a volunteer coordinator.
These are exciting times at our affiliate and I am so glad that you are a part of it. Thanks again for your support as we build Better Homes & Brighter Futures together in Gwinnett County. May God richly bless your year!
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