Hendrickson highlighted a human services needs assessment, the county’s first-ever Arts and Creative Economy Master Plan, a disparity study that will look at the county’s procurement and contracting system, and plans to hire a sustainability officer.
Affordable Housing Was On The Agenda
Gwinnett County in Georgia is looking towards the future by undertaking several studies, according to Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson’s State of the County Address. One of these is the Human Services Needs Assessment, which will evaluate the services that county residents need from their government, covering everything from food and nutrition to housing, homelessness, and poverty. It’s been over 30 years since the last assessment was carried out, and Hendrickson stressed the need for a new one to ensure the county is meeting the community’s evolving needs. The study is expected to be completed this summer.
Hendrickson also highlighted a disparity study to examine the county’s procurement and contracting system, a plan to hire a sustainability officer, and the county’s first-ever Arts and Creative Economy Master Plan. The chairwoman also discussed Gwinnett’s plans to address homelessness, including the conversion of the Colonial Hill Apartments complex into a shelter for men and couples without children, and the construction of 390 affordable low-income housing units in partnership with Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity and the Gwinnett Housing Corporation.
Finally, Hendrickson discussed the expansion of the transit system formerly known as Gwinnett County Transit, now called Ride Gwinnett, with more local routes and the addition of microtransit this year. However, she did not mention whether another referendum on transit expansion is forthcoming, as the county is still updating its comprehensive transportation and transit development plans. Regardless of whether another referendum occurs, the county is committed to meeting the current needs of its residents through various initiatives. For more on this story visit Gwinnett Daily Post
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