Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 created the public housing agency Five-Year and Annual Plan requirement for all public housing authorities nationwide. The Five-Year Plan describes the mission and outlines goals, objectives and strategies for meeting various housing needs. The PHA Plan also serves as the annual application for the Capital Fund Program grant to support improvements in each public housing neighborhood.
The development of the Agency Plan is a collaborative planning process with HAS staff, the Resident Advisory Board (a panel with a representative and alternate for each public housing neighborhood and the Housing Choice Voucher Program) and a representative of the City of Savannah.
The PHA Plan is submitted to HUD for approval seventy-five days prior to the HAS Fiscal Year, which begins April 1st.