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.


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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.


There are twelve active Resident Associations as well as a Citywide Resident Association.  Individual site leaders serve as members of our Resident Advisory Board and are very helpful in providing valuable input to our agency.  


Our major initiatives focus on family independence and home ownership.  We have 40 partner agencies that provide resident services on and off-site.  In addition, we are planning and pursuing tax credit development programs, long term strategic planning, updating units, energy conservation, and a premier housing initiative for those we serve.


Our agency provides approximately 3,568 Housing Choice Vouchers with housing and utility assistance that approach $15.4 million each year.


We have a proud history of providing almost $100,000,000 in urban renewal/ redevelopment projects.  Under state law, our agency is authorized to carry out public-purpose acquisition projects for the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, as requested.


Public Notices
The public hearing on the revised language to the Annual Plan will be postponed to 12:30 p.m. on April 28th.
Contact Us



Chattanooga Housing Authority
801N Holtzclaw Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404




Executive Director


Human Resources


Public Safety Police Chief


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

The CHA desires to be proactive in its response to the COVID-19 virus threat and the next two weeks appear to be a crucial time to implement preventative measures.  Please note the following changes to CHA’s business operations from March 16th through March 27th. 

  • Central Office and Public Housing management offices will be open from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  • 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, in addition to limited office hours.

  • 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.