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March 21, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Secures Funding For Affordable Housing in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced $150,000 in funding for the Lawrenceville Housing Authority that will help combat housing insecurity in our community and upgrade available affordable housing facilities. The funding will help people access decent, safe, and clean housing.

In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted 10 funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all 10 of her community projects. 

Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “After months of hard work, I am proud to announce $150,000 in funding for Lawrenceville Housing Authority’s public housing rehabilitation project. This funding was part of the Community Project Funding (CPF) process, which is a specialized way for Gwinnett and Forsyth County organizations, nonprofits, and local governments to receive funding that directly helps the residents of Georgia’s 7th District. 

“Each project targets an essential need of our community, and I am pleased to share that GA-07 received more than $5 million in Community Project Funding. The funding for the Lawrenceville Housing Authority will provide for the rehabilitation of sixty-six public housing units which will all be occupied by low-income families.”

In addition to investing in the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) worked with Gwinnett County’s Project RESET 2.0 to help thousands of Gwinnett residents stay in their homes. Last month, Rep. Bourdeaux announced they would receive an additional $25 million in financial assistance from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to further their efforts to protect struggling families. The additional funds will allow this essential program to continue providing rental, utility, and internet service assistance through September 30, 2022, and adds to the nearly $46.9 million already remitted to families in the Gwinnett community. 

Gwinnett County is leading the nation in delivering direct rental assistance to residents, underscoring the success of this federal/state partnership and Gwinnett’s commitment to helping families endure the pandemic. Among all county ERA recipients in the nation, U.S. Treasury data place Gwinnett County in the top 10 in total ERA disbursements. This assistance to date has prevented 13,614 individuals in Gwinnett County from facing an eviction or utility disconnection and has assisted a total of 4,984 households thus far.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford