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Housing Authority of Savannah
Housing Authority of Savannah is a Public Housing Agency in Savannah, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 30th, 2020, Housing Authority of Savannah has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Savannah serves Chatham County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Senior Project-Based Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
|Chatham County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher
|3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing
Open Housing Authority of Savannah Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Housing Authority of Savannah Website: http://www.savannahpha.com/.
Housing Authority of Savannah Phone: (912) 235-5800.
Open Until Further Notice:
Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) waiting list for Senior (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2017, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.
For more information, visit the HAS website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (912)235-5800.
Last Updated on 02/18/2020.
Other Housing Authority of Savannah Waiting Lists
Chatham County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the 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.
3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 19, 2020, until February 21, 2020. 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.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the HAS website.
Sources: This information was verified by the HAS website, as of February 7, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Savannah, Georgia.
Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.
Last Updated on 02/21/2020.
About Housing Authority of Savannah
More information about Housing Authority of Savannah can be found on its website at http://www.savannahpha.com/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of Savannah may be available by phone at (912) 235-5800. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
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 2,944 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH |
||2,444 ||94 ||24 ||35 ||45 ||114 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$653 ||$559 ||$751 ||$574 ||$862 ||$497 |
||$1,594,792 ||$52,537 ||$18,013 ||$20,079 ||$38,770 ||$56,654 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Savannah
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.
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
5100 Waters Ave
230 Wilder Dr
614 W Gwinnett Ct
1 Bridgestone Ln
122 Pounder St
360 Yamacraw Vlg
1518 E Park Ave
1110 Graydon St
70 Eagle St
40 Eagle St
$339-850 1-2 BR
Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Savannah
280 Randolph St