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About the Chattanooga Housing Authority


The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) opened our doors in 1938 to provide public housing and urban development programs to residents in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.


Our organization has a seven-member Board of Commissioners.  Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of Chattanooga and are appointed to five-year terms.  The Executive Director of the CHA serves as Secretary to the Board and is responsible for our agency.  


We employ approximately 140 employees.


Public Notices

The Chattanooga Housing Authority will accept applications to the Cromwell Hills Apartments from Tuesday, September 22nd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, September 25th at 4:00 p.m.


The CHA desires to be proactive in its response to the COVID-19 virus threat. Please note the following changes to CHA’s business operations. 

UPDATE: Regarding "In-Person meetings" 6/8/2020

Effective June 15, 2020, CHA will schedule in-person meetings with CHA residents, HCVP participants, applicants, landlords, and/or other people upon request.  CHA staff will determine if the in-person meeting is necessary or if the issue may be handled over the phone.  


Requirements to expect if you attend an in-person meeting:


  1. Temperature check

  2. Wear a face covering

  3. Certify that you have not been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms


The meeting space will be disinfected immediately prior to the meeting and following the meeting. 


Only the meeting attendee and others as required by CHA staff and/or HUD regulations shall be admitted into the meeting room.

  • Central Office and Public Housing management offices are closed to public access but dropboxes are available at office locations.

  • Residents and applicants are encouraged to mail documents to the CHA in place of visiting the offices. 

  • Staff members will be available to respond to emails and telephone calls.

  • Public Housing resident  work order responses will be limited to emergency/necessary situations.

  • The CHA will not perform HCVP inspections during this period.

These measures may be modified over the next days/weeks.  Updates will be available on this website and on CHA’s Facebook Page.

Contact Information
Main Phone


Main Office Address

Chattanooga Housing Authority
801N Holtzclaw Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404




Executive Director



Human Resources



Public Safety Police Chief


Legal Counsel


Tele/Fax: (423) 752-4895

HCVP/Section 8 Director


Tele: (423) 752-4833

LIPH/Public Housing Director


Tele: (423)752-4164


Meeting of the Board of Commissioners


The CHA Board Meets:

Last Tuesday of the Month

12:30 pm

CHA Board Room

Due to COVID-19 concerns all public hearings will be streamed on Facebook Live as well

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Chattanooga Housing Authority


Chartered in 1938, the Chattanooga Housing Authority exists to provide safe, decent, affordable housing; while promoting those community service programs that encourage the education, personal development, and wealth building capabilities of the residents and participants we serve, in the most customer friendly, cost-effective manner.


© 2016 Chattanooga Housing Authority.