Housing Authority of Savannah
1407 Wheaton Street
Savannah, Chatham County, GA

912-235-5800 http://www.savannahpha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Savannah administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 13 projects which contain 1,594 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,967 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Savannah is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Savannah between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Georgia, Housing Authority of Savannah has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Georgia.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of Savannah scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 102 in 2003 and a low score of 74 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Georgia is 79.16.

Housing Authority of Savannah has an average score that is more than the average Georgia housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Savannah manages 9 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 76. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Savannah range from a high of 93 to a low of 64.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Savannah portfolio is Ashley Midtown II and the lowest scoring property is Horace Stillwell Towers.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Savannah have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of Savannah.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 2/28/11 Plan
2010 4/2/10 Plan
2009 6/26/09 Plan
2008 4/30/08 Plan
2007 4/9/07 Plan
2006 4/4/06 Plan
2005 5/6/05 Plan
2004 4/28/04 Plan
2003 3/17/03 Plan
2002 3/21/02 Plan
2001 3/21/01 Plan
2000 5/8/00 Plan