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January 17, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
33. Motion to Reinstate and Extend the Lease for YouthBuild Savannah Program Headquarters located at 6555 Abercorn Street
Strategic Priority
Economic Strength And Poverty Reduction

YouthBuild Savannah is a full-time, comprehensive youth and community development program administered by Worksource Coastal. The City of Savannah is the fiscal agent. The Youthbuild Savannah program involves eligible young men and women who have not yet completed high school and spend nine (9) months participating in the following activities: GED Instruction, Construction Training, Leadership Training, Community Involvement, Life Skills Training, Supportive Services and Counseling.

Participating youth use their construction skills to improve their community by building affordable housing for eligible and deserving families. Each trainee receives above minimum wage for their work on the construction site. Each participant may be eligible to receive pay raises, based upon performance in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are assisted with job placement and/or advanced training opportunities.

The City has since received five consecutive three-year competitive grant awards in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016 to continue the program.

Youth Build Savannah staff likes the office location, and the staff would like to extend the lease for an additional three years. Proposed fee schedule for their services are outlined below:

  • January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, $3,910.00 per month ($46,920);

  • January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, $4,027.00 per month ($48,324);

  • January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, $4,148.00 per month ($49,776).




David Keating, Director of Real Estate Services
Financial Impact
$145,020.00 expenditure, over three (3) years from the Grant Fund
Review Comments
Youthbuild - Reinstatement and Amendment of the First lease.pdf
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