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 where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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.
A Message From Our Executive Director
Now that 2020 is here, we want to share our exciting plans for the year. We are planning to construct six new homes in Gwinnett County next year. Five homes will be built in Snellville off Centerville Rosebud Road. The other home will be built in Dacula near Hebron Baptist Church. Our Homeowner Selection Committee worked hard last fall selecting our new homeowners and we announced our new 2020 homeowners on January 1st.
This year we plan to follow the journey of one of our homeowners from start to finish. Check out an introduction to future homeowners, Bouchra & Hamid, and their family on page one. We are so excited that they are joining the Gwinnett Habitat family and that we can help provide the space and stability they desperately need. Be on the lookout for updates on our website and social media as construction begins on their new home in mid-February!
Thank you for supporting our mission and for being an important part of our team. Together, we are building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. May God bless you and your family in the new year.
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