Who we are...
The Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council is a non-profit organization that began in 1994. The mission of the organization is to provide all citizens in Savannah, Chatham and surrounding counties, within constitutional limitations, fair housing services that will result in the protection of equal housing opportunity from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status or disability.
Members and staff of the council have taken a leadership role in eradicating housing discrimination in our community. The Council operates two programs—The Education Program and the Enforcement Program—to achieve its goals.
The Education Program provides community awareness and education opportunities for providers and consumers of housing. Providers may include realtors, mortgage bankers, property managers, leasing agents and apartment managers. Consumers of housing are people interested in buying or renting housing.
The Enforcement Program receives and investigates allegations of housing discriminations. The program relies on testing to assist in gathering information to prove or disprove and allegation of discrimination.
Board President – Terry Tolbert
Vice‐President – Charlie Brown
Treasurer – Ralph A. Cummings
Asst. Treasurer – Charles Nelson
Members – Edward Garvin
James C. Jones
Margaret J. Williams