About Housing Authority of Savannah

The Housing Authority of Savannah is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Savannah, Georgia.

The Housing Authority of Savannah serves Chatham County and Savannah.

Housing Authority of Savannah Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Last Updated on 05/24/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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.

Last Updated on 04/01/2016.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waiting List: Closed

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.

Last Updated on 04/01/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Savannah manages 2,772 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,428 79 21 42 78 124
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $610 $525 $719 $493 $775 $448
Monthly Cost $1,482,061 $41,485 $15,090 $20,699 $60,453 $55,548

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.

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 Operated by Housing Authority of Savannah

5100 Waters Ave
Horace Stillwell Towers is a 287 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
230 Wilder Dr
Robert Hitch Village and Fred Wessels Homes is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
614 W Gwinnett Ct
Simon Frazier Homes and Herbert Kayton Homes is a 400 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
1 Bridgestone Ln
Pickens Patterson Terrace and Single Fmly Homes is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
122 Pounder St
Edgar C. Blackshear Homes is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Savannah

322 E Taylor St
Rose of Sharon is a 217 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
7364 Hodgson Memorial Dr
The Woods of Savannah is a 94 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
6729 Key St
Cars IIi Inc is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Savannah.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units