The Human Services Department is responsible for managing, operating, and coordinating social and supportive services for youth, adults and families. The Department oversees collaborations and partnerships with the faith-based community and not-for-profit organizations providing community-directed services to families and individuals to assist them in reaching self-sufficiency. The department also administers federally funded community development and workforce programs and manages the operation of resource centers.
The City of Savannah has been allocated $3,100,743 of federal funds appropriated under section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”) for the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) to provide homelessness assistance and supportive services to eligible populations within its jurisdiction. In order to receive this allocation of funds, the City is required to submit a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development describing how the City intends to distribute HOME-ARP funds, including how it will use these funds to address the needs of HOME-ARP qualifying populations. The City of Savannah draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is available for public review and comment for no less than 15 calendar days. All comments must be delivered to the City of Savannah no later than 20 calendar days.