Housing and Neighborhood Services

Overview

The Housing & Neighborhood Services Department provides for the management and coordination of the City’s housing and neighborhood enhancement efforts to provide a City of strong and vibrant neighborhoods that are clean, safe and encourages a sense of community. Department activities include comprehensive neighborhood planning, housing rehabilitation and leveraging private investment to support affordable housing development and neighborhood improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Assist neighborhoods in the development of neighborhood plans and implementation of neighborhood projects that improve livability.
  • Coordinate acquisition of tax delinquent and distressed real property to support affordable housing development.
  • Administer entitlement and other federal and state grant programs that support housing and urban development for the city.
  • Manage the City’s affordable housing activities, including redevelopment, rehabilitation, housing repair, multi-family, and financing programs.
  • Research and implement opportunities for the development and retention of affordable housing in the city and act as the coordinating body for housing and housing-related activities in the City of Savannah.
  • Pursue partnerships and local funding sources to leverage private investment for housing.