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, managing, and operating quality affordable residential housing in Gwinnett County. As the largest developer of affordable housing in the county, GHC staff manage various programs for home ownership, rental, and multifamily housing.

Pathway Home is a supportive transitional housing program coordinated by GHC.  It was created in 2013 to address growing issues with housing instability. Currently, there are very few resources available to families seeking income-based housing in Gwinnett County. 

GHC has extensive knowledge and expertise in both housing management and the housing market, and therefore began purchasing homes with grant funds to fill this gap. Rising rental costs along with large deposits and tightening credit requirements are displacing many families, forcing them to turn to extended stay motels, emergency housing, or homelessness. The goal of this program is to provide families the opportunity to partake in affordable transitional housing as a stepping stone toward permanent and safe housing. 

Pathway Home offers scattered-site transitional housing units for families in need who are clients of SVdP.  Only those who are referred by a partnering non-profit will be admitted into the program. SVdP will provide self-sufficiency and other supportive services, including case management and program oversight. Families who find success in this program are referred to the Welcome Home program as first-time home buyers.

SVdP has already had 2 women with small children accepted into this program. We can’t wait to welcome them into their new home later this month and are so happy they have this opportunity to change their lives and the lives of their children for the better.  For more information about this program, contact dfisher@svdpgeorgia.org.

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    Lael Crichton Williams on July 9, 2021

    Hello, my name is Lael Crichton-Williams. I am a single mother of an 11 year old son and have a wonderful job in Alpharetta. Last month I was involved in a domestic violence dispute which has landed me without a home and transportation. I have been counting on the generosity of friends and family but have come to a place where I have no affordable place to stay. I am looking in the Alpharetta/Duluth/Gwinnett area.
    I am also experiencing an enormous amount of financial difficulty. Any and all assistance is welcome. Thank you so much for your help!

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      swatkins on July 13, 2021

      Good Morning Ms. Williams,

      Apologies for the delayed response. St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has many resources to offer those who reach out to us. However, to better understand how we can support you and your family, one of our caseworkers will need a little information from you. (678) 892-6163 is the number to the SVdP Georgia Assistance Hotline. Please give that number a call, and someone will provide you with information about a conference nearest you. However, if you can come to our Tucker Chamblee Support Center located at 2050-C Chamblee Tucker Rd., you can meet with one of the caseworkers in person if you would prefer. To set up an appointment with our on-site caseworker, call 678-892-6160.

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