Senator Jon Ossoff with Southern Crescent Homeowner Tanjills Sawyer

Senator Jon Ossoff announces $500,000 in Federal funding to further affordable housing in Clayton County

Senator Ossoff holds press conference in Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s Hannah Springs Community in Lovejoy, GA.

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that federal funding secured by Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will enable us to complete the homes in our Hannah Springs Community in Lovejoy, GA. This significant support not only underscores the commitment of our leaders to housing initiatives but also paves the way for even more families to achieve the dream of homeownership.

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity CEO, Cynthia Jenkins greets the crowd and discusses the importance of housing affordability. Photo courtesy of Senator Jon Ossoff’s Office

A dream come true

Homeowner Tanjills Sawyer greets Senator Ossoff as he arrives to Hannah Springs. Photo courtesy of Senator Jon Ossoff’s Office.

One of the homes is set for Tanjills Sawyer. She talked about what affordable housing really means to her. “It means that based on my income, that I could afford to pay the mortgage with no problem. I don’t have to worry about buying groceries or gas,” Sawyer said. She’s a bus driver who spoke with 11Alive between shifts.  “I’m going back to work,” Sawyer said. “I’ve got to take the kids home!” Plus, Sawyer has kids of her own. Her rent payments weighed heavy on her. “I was looking for a place to move because my apartment had gotten too expensive. I couldn’t afford it,” Sawyer said. So, she started looking for a new apartment for her family.  “I was going to downsize,” Sawyer said. “I was going to share a room with my daughter and let my son have his own room.”

Source: 11 Alive

Tanjills now does not have to worry about rising rent prices or sharing a room with her daughter. She is now the owner of a brand new 3 bed, 2 bath home. This is what our mission is all about; giving families opportunities they may have never had. The Hannah Springs community is a beacon of hope for many families striving for stability and independence. With this new funding, we can accelerate construction and finalize the homes, ensuring that the wait for these deserving families is shortened. Each home represents a fresh start, a place where families can build lasting memories and secure a brighter future.

The mission continues

Senator Ossoff with the staff and board of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. Photo courtesy of Senator Jon Ossoff’s Office.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Senators Ossoff and Warnock for their unwavering support and dedication to improving housing accessibility. Their efforts have made a tangible difference in the lives of many families in Lovejoy and Clayton County as a whole. Stay tuned for more updates as we progress and join us in celebrating this milestone achievement for the Hannah Springs community. If you would like to donate or volunteer with us, please visit our website here.