We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

Contrary to what many people believe, Georgia has not implemented statewide orders that would prevent evictions during, and immediately following, the Covid19 pandemic. In a report conducted by the Eviction Lab and Columbia Law School comparing states on their Covid19 Housing Policy,  Georgia scored a dismal .08/5.00 and may see a surge of evictions during…

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SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

Ten volunteer caseworkers with SVdP’s Motel to Home (M2H) Program have volunteered to assist the Lawrenceville Response Center in providing 3 months of housing assistance to families at risk of losing their homes due to the financial impact of COVID-19. These caseworkers will be helping with intake, verifying and documenting information, and eventually assisting with…

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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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