The Housing Savannah Task Force was appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen in 2020 to assess the city’s housing needs and develop recommendations for increasing the availability and affordability of quality housing for all households regardless of income.
Housing is considered affordable when rent or mortgage payments don’t exceed 30 percent of gross household income. After six months of research and evaluation [link to major findings pdf], the Housing Savannah Task Force has determined that Savannah does not have enough quality housing available at affordable costs for a significant percentage of residents.
They developed five strategies and a series of action items [link to strategy and action item table] to address housing conditions in Savannah. Successful implementation will take a community-wide effort, including investments by local governments, businesses, philanthropies and citizens.
Learn more about the proposed recommendations by clicking the links to the left, and take a survey to share your feedback about the plan.