Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless
The Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless was established in 1989 by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia for the following purposes:
1. To develop and adopt, and from time to time amend, a comprehensive plan for public and private agencies to deal effectively with problems of the homeless in the Chatham County-Savannah area;
2. To coordinate, evaluate and provide administrative services and assistance in implementing and carrying out the comprehensive plan developed by the Authority; and
3. To contract with public and private agencies to provide programs and services for homeless people; and
4. To offer services, including case management, employment training and referrals, and other related services to homeless persons, so long as such services do not duplicate services offered and actually supplied by existing programs or agencies; and
5. To provide uniform basic standards and practices for organizations offering services to homeless people through means of a certification process to ensure the integrity and continuity of program delivery as well as the prevention of homelessness.
The Authority shall be composed of 21 members, with Four (4) members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Savannah.
Each member of the Authority shall be a resident of Chatham County or work in the County at the time of appointment and while holding office as a member of the Authority.
Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan
Term of Office
Alderman Kurtis Purtee
Term of Office
For more information, please contact:
Cindy Murphy Kelley, Executive Director
761 Wheaton Street
Savannah, GA 31412