Housing Authority of Savannah

1407 Wheaton Street, Savannah, GA

There is one waiting list open now offered by Housing Authority of Savannah.

Housing Authority of Savannah Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Rose of Sharon, Sustainable Fellwood, and The Veranda Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Chatham County, Georgia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Various Properties Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Closed
2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Closed
Stillwell Towers Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Housing Authority of Savannah offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Chatham County.

Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Georgia Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Rose of Sharon, Sustainable Fellwood, and The Veranda Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Rose of Sharon, Sustainable Fellwood, and The Veranda is currently open.

The HAS is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of February, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAS on November 10, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Chatham County, Georgia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (912) 235-5800.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/10/2022.

Closed: Chatham County, Georgia Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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.

Last Updated on 06/06/2017.

Closed: Various Properties Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at the properties listed below is closed.

The HAS last accepted applications for this waiting list since at least April, 2021, until the earliest confirmed close date of November 9, 2022. There is no notice when this waitlist will reopen.

This opening was for the following properties and programs:

  • Chatham Apartments
  • Duffy Street SRO
  • Family Unification
  • Shelter Plus Care
  • Sustainable Fellwood

To apply during the opening period, contact the HAS.

For more information, visit the HAS website.

Last Updated on 11/09/2022.

Closed: 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments is closed.

The HAS last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 25, 2022, until July 26, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No paper applications were available and applicants must have an email address in order to complete the online waiting list application.

Please note: The HAS public notice states, "If by the posted close date/time, an insufficient number of applications for all bedroom sizes has been received, the waitlist opening for Public Housing may be extended until a sufficient number is submitted."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAS public notice on July 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Savannah, Georgia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/26/2022.

Closed: Stillwell Towers Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) Senior and Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Stillwell Towers is closed.

The HAS last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 25, 2022, until July 26, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No paper applications were available and applicants must have an email address in order to complete the online waiting list application.

Please note: The HAS public notice states, "If by the posted close date/time, an insufficient number of applications for all bedroom sizes has been received, the waitlist opening for Public Housing may be extended until a sufficient number is submitted."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAS public notice on July 14, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental assistance in Savannah, Georgia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/26/2022.

About Housing Authority of Savannah

About the Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Savannah manages 2,952 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,306 97 19 130 31 115
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $684 $624 $880 $566 $1,007 $511
Monthly Cost $1,577,607 $60,542 $16,728 $73,606 $31,208 $58,774
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 197 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $14,385 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

61% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 60% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 94% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Savannah Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of Savannah voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $706. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $205.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Savannah

Horace Stillwell Towers

5100 Waters Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Herbert Kayton Homes

624 W Gwinnett Ct
Savannah, Georgia

Pickens Patterson Terrace

300 Lewis Dr
Savannah, Georgia

Edgar C. Blackshear Homes

122 Pounder St
Savannah, Georgia

Yamacraw Village

555 West Bay St
Savannah, Georgia

Ashley Midtown

1518 E Park Ave
Savannah, Georgia

Ashley Midtown II

1110 Graydon St
Savannah, Georgia

Sustainable Fellwood Phase II

70 Eagle St
Savannah, Georgia

Sustainable Fellwood Phase III

40 Eagle St
Savannah, Georgia
$339-850
1-2 BR

Simon F Frazier Homes

624 W Gwinnett St
Savannah, Georgia

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Savannah

Rose of Sharon

322 E Taylor St
Savannah, Georgia
Rent Assisted

The View of Oglethorpe Apartments

280 Randolph St
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

River Pointe Apartments

939 Wheaton St
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted