SCAD’s purchase of former apartment building highlights need for affordable housing

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah’s College of Art and Design is now the new owner of a former low-income apartment building.

Chatham Apartments, located near downtown Savannah on Abercorn Street, was once home to more than 200 tenants. It was one of the city’s largest low-income housing buildings for elderly and disabled people.

“It’s a pity more than anything, it’s just a shame, it’s moving our efforts backward,” said John Neely with the Chatham County Housing Coalition.

QR Capital, an Atlanta-based firm, bought the building in December 2019. News 3 spoke to residents who were worried about what’s next.

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