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Lawrenceville and Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity are partnering to build four houses. The city’s Housing Authority is not only donating land for the homes, but Lawrenceville is providing $100,000 using American Rescue Plan Act funding for the construction.
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December 14, 2022
City of Lawrenceville
City of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity Partner on Housing Project
City employees and community leaders to assist with the build
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – December 14, 2022: The City of Lawrenceville and the Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity are partnering in a project to build four houses in the city limits of Lawrenceville in 2023. At the December 14 meeting, the City Council approved an agreement allowing the project to begin in first quarter 2023.
Part of Habitat for Humanity’s business model is for future owners and community leaders to work side-by-side to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unique to this project is the support of city employee volunteers, who will participate in two of the builds by working in 15-member shifts on weekends.
“The City Council and I are delighted to partner with Habitat for Humanity. This initiative supports affordable housing and unites our employees and community leaders in service to our fellow man,” said Mayor David Still. “And we are just getting started!”
The City of Lawrenceville will provide $100,000 to the project using ARPA funding for construction. Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity will sell the homes to individuals meeting the income requirements of the Habitat program. The homes shall contain at least fifteen hundred square feet of heated space, a two-car garage, and a working fireplace and chimney.
“Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity is so excited about our partnership with the City of Lawrenceville to build four affordable homes in Lawrenceville in 2023,” said Brent Bohanan, Executive Director of Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity. “It has been a long time since we have built in Lawrenceville due the lack of appropriate and affordable land. The land provided by the city is perfect for our program and will benefit four hard-working families in our community. The other great part of this partnership is that city employees will be volunteering to help build two complete homes. This project demonstrates the city’s commitment to its community and affordable housing for its citizens. We are grateful for the city’s support and look forward to working together to change the futures of four families in 2023.”
Additional information regarding volunteering for the project will be shared at lawrencevillega.org as it becomes available. For information regarding the Habitat for Humanity housing program, visit habitatgwinnett.org.
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