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

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

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 24th, 2016.

Please note: The Housing Authority of Savannah covers Chatham County, GA.

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for senior (62+) households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAS website, or call the office at (912) 235-5800.

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.

For more information, visit the HAS website, or call the office at (912) 235-5800.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Savannah Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 1st, 2016.

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

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


For more information, visit the HAS website, or call the office at (912) 235-5800.

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)

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