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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 is accepting public comments on proposed amendments to the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.  Written comments should be submitted by close of business on December 23, 2021 at ed@chahousing.org or mailed to Attn: CHA Public Comments, Chattanooga Housing Authority, 801 North Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.


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: 09/17/2021

Effective Monday, September 20, 2021, the CHA main office and all site management offices will be closed to the public. The CHA will not meet in person with residents/participants without an appointment until further notice.


If it is determined that an in-person meeting is required, it is required that an appointment be made and social distancing, disinfecting, and face covering measures be observed.

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

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