Why Affordable Housing Matters

Why Affordable Housing Matters

Affordable housing means that after paying rent an individual has enough money left over to spend on the basic necessities of life.  Rents that exceed 30% of income are deemed to be unaffordable.  Households spending between 30% and 50% of their income on rent are said to be “moderately cost-burdened”; those over 50% are “severely…

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Preventing Homelessness: SVdP Georgia teams up with Pathway Home

Preventing Homelessness: SVdP Georgia teams up with Pathway Home

SVdP Georgia has teamed up with the Gwinnett Housing Corporation (GHC) and its Pathway Home Program, a housing program designed to help homeless families in Gwinnett County find stable, affordable housing. GHC provides housing at below market rates and SVdP Georgia will provide on-going case management to these families for up to two years. “The…

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Have you met ALICE?

Have you met ALICE?

ALICE could be your neighbor, your child’s teacher, the lady who cuts your hair, the cashier at your local supermarket. ALICE stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed and is an acronym coined by the United Way to describe 28% of Georgians.  These hard -working people live above the federal poverty level but still struggle…

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SVdP Spotlight

SVdP Spotlight

Meet Lawrenceville Thrift Store Volunteers Jackie What is your name and title and which store do you work in? Jackie/Cashier/Lawrenceville How long have you volunteered at the store? 2 months What prompted you to start volunteering there? Needed something fulfilling to do after loss of husband What keeps you coming back? Co-workers and customers What…

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94 Days of Homelessness

94 Days of Homelessness

Angela On June, 19, 2018 Angela lost her home. She was in the final stages of a divorce and her 12- year old daughter went to spend the summer with her father. Angela and her two youngest children moved in with an out of state family member until she could find a job and get…

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SVdP Spotlight

SVdP Spotlight

An Interview with Baseball Hall of Famer, Tom Glavine: Why he Donates to SVdP Georgia: Why do you donate to SVdP Georgia? “I donate to SVdP because, as a Catholic, their values align with that of our family.  I have personally witnessed the good the organization does within our community.  They truly are doing the…

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Get Ready. The SVdP Fall Challenge is Kicking Off

Get Ready. The SVdP Fall Challenge is Kicking Off

With temperatures still in the 90’s, it’s hard to believe that in just a few short months, it will be winter and the start of another 40-day session of the Georgia Legislature, which begins on January 13, 2020. One of SVdP’s goals for 2020 is our Legislative Advocacy Initiative. With the help of SVdP supporters…

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A House of Dreams

A House of Dreams

Jennifer Jennifer was studying criminal justice at Penn State when she had to drop out because she could not pay her tuition. She packed her bags and moved to Atlanta live with an uncle. After 3 months, she realized it was not safe for her to live there and she had to move again. With…

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SVdP Spotlight

SVdP Spotlight

For many years Georgia Power and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia have worked together to support the community. Why does Georgia Power donate to the community? Georgia Power believes in building strong communities. Our communities are at the core of what makes Georgia an attractive state to live, learn and do business. Since 1883, Georgia…

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When Eviction Strikes

When Eviction Strikes

Melissa Short-term stay hotels fill up fast, and the rooms may not turn over. And when eviction is right around the corner, that seems like the only option. It was winter when, Melissa, a 35-year-old single mom of three children reached out to a SVdP Conference in Atlanta. During the first phone call, the SVdP…

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