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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.