McBath Welcomes HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to Gwinnett County as Part of Biden-Harris Administration’s Invest in America Tour

Open press event included visit to health center and Gwinnett elected official roundtable

April 3, 2023

Duluth, GA — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-07) welcomed U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to Gwinnett County as a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Invest in America Tour.

“I am so grateful to my friend and colleague Secretary Fudge for coming down to see our district and understand first-hand the impact of HUD funding here at home,” McBath said. “These are needed investments in the health and viability of our entire community—without proper access to health care and affordable housing, a person cannot thrive, and our community cannot properly grow. I’m pleased that today’s conversations were solutions-oriented and focused on what we can do in partnership with our local elected officials to foster progress, growth, and opportunity for all.”

Thank you to Rep. Lucy McBath for inviting me to her district to see firsthand how leaders in Georgia are using federal money to make things better for the people of this state,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “From Day One, President Biden has worked with leaders in Congress like Rep. McBath to rebuild the American economy from the bottom up and create opportunities for all. President Biden and Democrats in Congress believe we need to finish the job and continue Investing in America, make our economy work for hardworking Americans, and strengthen communities that, for too long, have been left behind or left out.

During their visit, Rep. McBath and Secretary Fudge toured the Good Samaritan Health Center, which was developed with a $2.4 million HUD community development grant to acquire the building and complete renovations. In addition, Secretary Fudge hosted a closed-press roundtable with Gwinnett County elected officials to discuss HUD’s partnership with local governments to invest in America, develop communities and increase availability of affordable housing.

Monday’s visit was part of President Biden’s Invest in America tour which highlights how the Biden-Harris Administration is investing in America to rebuild our economy from the bottom up and middle out, through agency investments and generational investments in the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.