Gwinnett to conduct countywide housing study

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will launch a nine-month study to inventory and analyze housing countywide to help guide furture decisions and policies. (Google Maps)

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The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will launch a nine-month study to inventory and analyze housing countywide to help guide furture decisions and policies. (Google Maps)

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will launch a nine-month study to inventory and analyze housing countywide to help guide future decisions and policies.

The study will review single-family and multi-family housing, the number of units available by category and condition, age and demographics, building materials, and types of ownership, as well as redevelopment policies, displacement issues, and affordable housing.

“The goal of this study is to develop a better understanding of each of these areas so that county leadership can make appropriate decisions to meet the county’s current and future needs in accordance with the 2040 Unified Plan,” said Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Like the rest of the nation, Gwinnett is seeing societal shifts in which new patterns of demographics, transportation and lifestyles are transforming our economies and communities. We need to know how these factors are affecting housing.”

The county will evaluate how rapid growth, retirement of Baby Boomers, increasing number of smaller, non-traditional households, economic trends and shifting preferences in housing are affecting demand in Gwinnett.

The $238,000 study will include data for both unincorporated Gwinnett and the 16 municipalities in the county.

Bleakly Advisory Group, LLC, who helped develop the county’s 2040 Unified Plan will compile the study.