Our History >>
The Housing Authority of Savannah was organized on January 10, 1938 as a public housing authority in accordance with the Georgia State Housing Authority’s Law of 1937, as established by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. It began with a resolution adopted by the Savannah City Council on December 22, 1937. The resolution stated the need for a body to address the shortage of safe and sanitary housing in the city.
Mayor Robert M. Hitch appointed Herbert L. Kayton as Chairman and Fred Wessels, D.T. Simpson, W. Hugh Stephens and Joseph F. Griffin as Commissioners. Mr. Kayton shortly after resigned the Chairmanship, but continued to serve on the Board while Fred Wessels became Chairman.
The Board executed the first cooperation agreement with the City of Savannah on November 28, 1938. This agreement assures residents of the Housing Authority that they will receive police and fire protection, refuse collection and all services available to citizens of Savannah.
The first employee of the Authority was W. Horace Stillwell who served as Executive Director from November 30, 1938 until June 1, 1959.
HAS Mission >>
To effectively and efficiently address the housing needs of Savannah’s low income population while focusing on the educational, job training and economic self-sufficiency needs of the residents of public housing neighborhoods and the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Housing Authority of Savannah’s Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton Street, Savannah, GA.
The purpose of the meeting is a Budget Workshop for the Board of Commissioners to discuss the development of the HAS budget for Fiscal Year Beginning 04/01/2015. The meeting is open to the public.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that apostponed public hearing will be conducted concerning a Significant Amendment to the Housing Authority of Savannah’s Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2015. The amendment will be for the inclusion of plans for the disposition of the Francis Bartow Place real estate property, located at Augusta Avenue, Savannah, GA; and for revisions to the Housing Assistance Payments Contracts to the Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.
The amended Annual Plan may be reviewed at the HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton Street; Section 8 Office, 200 East Broad Street; all Housing Authority neighborhood management offices; or click on the following link: Draft Amended PHA PLan (pdf).
All interested parties are invited to present comments at a postponed public hearing regarding the proposed amendment on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the HAS Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton Street. This hearing was originally scheduled for April 14, 2015. Written comments will also be accepted and should be mailed to: Tammy Brawner, P.O. Box 1179, Savannah, GA 31402 or email@example.com. All written comments must be received by Monday, May 4, 2015.
Housing Authority of Savannah
Public Notice is hereby given that the Housing Authority of Savannah’s waiting lists for Public Housing are closed.
The Housing Authority of Savannah’s waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List is currently closed.
The Housing Authority of Savannah is now accepting online applications from those age 62 or over for the “Rose of Sharon”, “The Veranda”, and "Sustainable Fellwood". Click here to begin your application: On-line application.
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