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
We are right in the middle of our busy construction season at Gwinnett Habitat. Five new homes are under construction in Lilburn on East Johns Road (behind Berkmar High School). The City of Lilburn is excited about our development and have required some upgrades to improve the community. They hope our new neighborhood will be a pilot for other cities in Gwinnett County.
We are excited because five new homeowners will soon be realizing their dream of homeownership. All of the homeowners are single women with incredible stories and strong determination. Four of these ladies are parents and the other is providing housing for her sibling. These women have found a new family among each other and will be unbelievable neighbors and friends. This is what Habitat is all about, “Building homes, communities and hope!’
Serving more families with affordable homeownership is just one of the goals of our Better Homes, Brighter Futures campaign. While five homes are currently under construction, we have just secured six home lots for next year and are reviewing two others. Later this summer we will purchase another tool trailer and start offering expanded home repair services to our Habitat Homeowners. Later this fall, we plan to have a strategic plan in place for our first neighborhood revitalization projects.
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. Have a safe summer. God bless.
Rev. Brent Bohanan
Board of Directors
President : Tom Condon (AT&T)
Vice President : Ed Ringer (Connectivity Wireless)
Treasurer : Trent Cloer (Moore Stephens Tiller LLC)
Secretary : Larry Russell (Cisco)
Amina Borrero - Ernst & Young
Kara Dutton - Gwinnett County School System
David Freeman - ReMax
Don Goldsmith - Thrivent Financial
CJ Graves - First Citizens Bank
Pastor Chris Hermansen - Epiphany Lutheran Church Suwanee
Wendy Lawrence - Wells Fargo
Rep. Pedro Marin - GA State Representative
Syed Naqvi - Habitat Homeowner
Glen Rubin - Rubin Lublin, LLC
Kathy Webb - Habitat Homeowner