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Neighborhood rehab program work continues

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett officials are continuing a program that has helped stabilize neighborhoods hit by high rates of foreclosure in recent years.

Commissioners approved a contract Tuesday for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program created years ago. Gwinnett first received a $14.4 million grant in 2009, which allowed the county to acquire and rehabilitate 101 foreclosed single-family homes and a foreclosed 92-unit townhome development. In all, 93 of those homes have been sold to low, moderate and middle income families, a press release said.

The contract awarded this week to Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Gwinnett Window and Door and The McCallan Group, along with nonprofits Lawrenceville Housing Corporation and View Point Health, allows work to continue on a $5.6 million grant awarded in 2011.

With a goal of rehabbing and selling 40 homes in and around the county seat of Lawrenceville, the program has sold two of 14 acquired homes.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Stabilization program, visit www.nspgwinnett.com or call the local NSP office at (678) 518-6026.

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kevin 1 year, 7 months ago

What I would like to know is about the "selling" of these homes. Since they are being fixed up and resold to "low, moderate, and middle income" families, is Gwinnett certifying that they can afford them homes are we just giving them away to be foreclosed on in a few years from now? Are our "leaders" being held accountable for the homes they sold? I doubt it. They just want the Federal money to spend for developers who are fixing up these properties. Wake up people and ask you BOC some questions instead of sitting back waiting for more corruption to show its face. The people they are selling these home to are mostly the same class of people who lost these homes in the first place.

Qualifications please!

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Cleanupguy 1 year, 7 months ago

Ummmm,no, that is not correct. You could try this as a source of information: "To learn more about the Neighborhood Stabilization program, visit www.nspgwinnett.com or call the local NSP office at (678) 518-6026."

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