From Homeless to Homeowner

From Homeless to Homeowner

Tesheema “We were being evicted for the third time and it really hit me when my young son started dancing around the room with excitement when he saw the U-Haul pull up. I realized then that he remembered it from the last two times and I knew then that something had to change.” Tesheema and…

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Advocacy in Action: SVdP Announces New Pathway Home Partnership with Gwinnett Housing Corporation

Advocacy in Action: SVdP Announces New Pathway Home Partnership with Gwinnett Housing Corporation

The Affordable Housing Crisis is an almost constant topic in the news these days but finally we have some good news! SVdP Georgia has become an official referring agency to the Gwinnett Housing Corporation’s Pathway Home Program. The Gwinnett Housing Corporation (GHC) is a non-profit organization that was founded for the purpose of developing, rehabilitating,…

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Serial Evictions-Preying on Georgia’s Poor

Serial Evictions-Preying on Georgia’s Poor

Any seasoned caseworker in the field for St Vincent de Paul Georgia can tell you multiple stories of working families struggling to make ends meet as their rising rents outpace their incomes. In Georgia, 52% of low-income renters pay more than half of their income on rent and utilities.  One illness, job-loss, car repair, or…

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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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