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The Housing Choice Voucher program is a federal government program for assisting low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Chattanooga Housing Authority on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. The family is required to pay at least 30% of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.

To apply for the Housing Choice Voucher program you must complete an application obtained from the Chattanooga Housing Authority when the waiting list is open.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority HCV Program currently administers 3,518 vouchers with approximately 1,200 landlords.

Click HERE for our CHA July 2015 HCVP Newletter

Click HERE for the currently available HCVP/Section 8 Property Listings – UPDATED 8/12/2016 (.xls format)

Click HERE for Information of RFP #V-729-00 Project-Based Assistance for New Development, Rehabilitated Housing Units and Existing Housing Units.

Click HERE for the FY 2016 Income Limits Documentation (.pdf format)

Click HERE for the HCVP Rent Increase Request Changes overview (.doc format)

Click HERE for the HCVP 30-Day Notice of Rent Increase (.doc format)

For HAP/UAP Payment Inquiries CLICK HERE

Our current schedule for Landlord/Owner/Property Manager Meetings is posted here.

For detailed information regarding the HUD HCVP program CLICK HERE

For Information on the Federal Regulations for HCVP (24 CFR Part 982) CLICK HERE

Standard forms available for download:


Landlord Briefing Package (All in PDF Format):

Click Here LL Briefing LF Side Pt1

Click Here LL Briefing LF Side Pt2

Click Here LL Briefing RT Side

Click Here 2016 SAFAR Payment Standards (effective 10-1-2015)

Other Forms for Landlords and Participants:

HUD Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities & Other Services Effective 10/01/2014:

Please remember that for the best possible customer service, email your questions or issues to us.

CLICK HERE for a list of email address and fax numbers.