Sugar Hill looking for two to join housing authority

The Sugar Hill Housing Authority is looking for two new members. Unlike some housing authorities, Sugar Hill’s does not own or operate any property. The five-member group works with civic organizations to provide funding for home repair projects. If the charitable organization has the labor, the Housing Authority provides funding, and together both work to help low-income residents in need, but unable to take care of much-needed home repairs themselves.

According to Housing Authority Chairperson Rob Coleman, “Often, these are elderly, disabled or unemployed city residents. At this point in our history, our mission has been focused on funding these projects, but we need to do more.”

The Sugar Hill Housing Authority meets quarterly at City Hall, 5039 West Broad Street. The authority hopes to find two new members by January, and then begin working to acquire a government grant to build affordable housing for senior citizens on fixed incomes.

“I’ve spoken with the Lawrenceville Housing Authority and know there is a huge unmet need. Property values and rents are increasing in Sugar Hill and surrounding cities, and it is becoming more difficult for low-income or fixed-income residents to afford to live in north Gwinnett,” noted Coleman.

Interested in or experienced in housing, real estate or property management with a desire to become involved in the community, contact Rob Coleman at RPColeman@gmail.com.

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