FAQs

How can I help?

Our largest need is financial support for the final 12 tiny homes including case management, security, and maintenance for the veteran’s tiny home community.

Is it okay to drop off clothes, household goods, or food at the tiny house site?

Please do not drop off anything at the tiny house site. If you would like to support our residents, please call us at 912-790-3400 to find out the best way you can help. You can also check our Amazon Wish List to purchase items to furnish the homes. Your purchase will be shipped directly to us and will go into a veteran’s home.

How long can residents live in their homes?

The homes at the Cove at Dundee are permanent homes, so residents are welcome to stay as long as they like.

Are residents required to participate in programs, counseling, or training?

No. The H.O.M.E Fund is based on the evidence-based Housing First Model, which is the most effective way to end homelessness. In Housing First communities, individuals are provided with housing with no initial or ongoing requirement to attend programs. However, the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless and community partners offer a full range of counseling and supportive services, including nutrition education, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and life skills assistance, and workforce development training.

How much do residents pay?

They pay a minimum of $240 and a maximum of $400 (both including rent and utilities). Rent will never be more than 30% of household income.

If they do not have an income when they first move in, they are not required to pay anything.

When are residents moving in?

34 homes are occupied with 12 homes opening in mid-October.

Can someone come speak to my group about the H.O.M.E. Fund?

Yes! We would love to come speak to your group about the project and how community members and groups can get involved. Please email Jennifer DuLong, Executive Director, at jdulong@homelessauthority.org for more details or to schedule.

How can I get a house?

We recognize that there is a severe shortage of affordable housing in Chatham County. If you are a veteran experiencing homelessness and interested in applying for a home, please contact Tamara Brown (Program Manager) at tamara@homelessauthority.org.