The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA), chartered in 1938 pursuant to the Tennessee Housing Authorities Law, is a public non-profit corporation which carries out public housing and urban development programs as its primary activities. CHA is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Chattanooga to staggered five-year terms. The Executive Director serves as Secretary to the Board and has responsibility for the administration of the agency, pursuant to Board policy.
Regular meetings of The Board of Commissioners are held at 12:30 PM on the last Tuesday of each month, at The Greater Chattanooga Housing Resource Center located at 801 N. Holtzclaw Avenue. The current schedule of meetings can be found by clicking here.
The average work force is approximately 140 employees.
There are twelve active Resident Associations. In addition, there is a Citywide Resident Association comprised of individual site leaders which also serves as the Resident Advisory Board to the agency. Major resident initiatives include family self sufficiency and home ownership programs. Approximately 40 independent agencies provide resident services on and off-site.
CHA is currently planning or pursuing several initiatives including tax credit development, long term strategic planning, unit reconfigurations and modifications, performance contracting for energy conservation methods, and a premier housing initiative.
CHA administers approximately 3,140 Housing Choice Vouchers with housing and utility assistance payments approaching $15.4 million annually.
In he past, CHA has carried out almost $100,000,000 in urban renewal/redevelopment projects. CHA is also authorized under the Tennessee Code Annotated to carry out public-purpose acquisition project for the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County if requested.
All files are in .PDF format.
Click Here for the 2013 Agency Plan
Click Here for the 2013 Agency Plan Elements
Click Here for the 2011 CHA Final Audit Report
Click Here for the Capital Plan and Reports Draft
Click Here for the 2013 Draft ACOP
Click Here for the 2013 HCVP AdminPlan
Click Here for the Lease Addendum-Fairmount-UMP
Click Here for the Lease Addendum-Maple Hills
Click Here for the LIPH Lease 2013 ACOP – Final Revision