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Affordable Housing In Savannah
Chatham County, Georgia

48 Low Income Apartment Communities In Savannah

The Woods of Savannah

7364 Hodgson Memorial Dr
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Rendant Apartments

1030 Shawnee St
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Live Oak Plantation

8505 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sustainable Fellwood Phase III

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

Savannah Gardens Senior Residences

501 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sustainable Fellwood II

1325 Exley St
Savannah, Georgia
$318-955
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Savannah Gardens, Phase IIi

500 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Savannah Gardens

515 Pennsylvania Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Romana Riley Lofts

1108 East Anderson Street
Savannah, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Rose of Sharon

322 E Taylor St
Savannah, Georgia
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Savannah

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Savannah Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Savannah, Georgia

There are 48 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,385 affordable apartments for rent in Savannah, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah features 3,255 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Savannah, Georgia

There are 2,130 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Savannah.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Savannah, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Savannah landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Savannah.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Savannah, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $909 and $1,111.

2020 Savannah, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $838 $887 $1,010 $1,385 $1,589
Payment Standard Range $754 to $922 $798 to $976 $909 to $1,111 $1,247 to $1,524 $1,430 to $1,748

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Savannah, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 5,385
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,255
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $36,466 ±$1,045
Median Rent $905 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.59% ± 2.19pp
Total Population 142,919

Population and Household Demographics

Savannah is a city in Chatham County, Georgia with a population of 142,919. There are 52,798 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 56.07% of households in Savannah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Savannah

The median gross income for households in Savannah is $36,466 a year, or $3,039 a month. The median rent for the city is $905 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Savannah, a household making less than $3,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Savannah.

Area Median Income In Savannah

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Savannah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chatham County.

In Savannah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Savannah

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Savannah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750