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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 (CHA) announces the availability of its proposed 2024 Annual and Five-Year Agency Plans for public inspection and comment as of 8:30 a.m. EDT, on Monday, August 1, 2023, at the CHA Central Office at 801 North Holtzclaw Avenue, and on the CHA website at


The CHA is accepting written comments from the community at large about any facet of the Plans.  Written comments may be mailed to:  Attn:  Annual Plan Comment, c/o Chattanooga Housing Authority Executive Office, 801 North Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, or by email to   Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 14, 2023.


Copies of the Plans will also be available for review at all CHA development offices, the City of Chattanooga’s website, and the Bicentennial Library.


A public hearing will be held with CHA’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.  at the CHA’s Central Office located at 801 North Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN.    Upon adoption by the CHA Board of Commissioners, the Plans will serve as a business plan for all facets of CHA operations and policy.


For additional information, please contact the CHA at (423) 785-8394.  Persons requiring assistance due to special needs or language barriers should provide one week’s notice by contacting the Chattanooga Housing Authority at (423) 785-8394, TN Relay Services number 711


Modifications to the Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan



The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) is accepting written comments on the proposed changes to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy as set forth below.  Written comments may be mailed to:  Attn:  Executive Office, c/o Chattanooga Housing Authority Executive Office, 801 North Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, or by email to   Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 25, 2023.


17.1 Housing First Programs


CHA has allocated up to 25 units at the Emma Wheeler Homes, East Lake Courts and Boynton Terrace, and up to 50 units at College Hill Courts.


This proposed change incorporates East Lake Courts and Boynton Terrace into the CHA’s Housing First Program, which serves people experiencing homelessness who have been referred by an organization that agrees to provide case management services in accordance with the CHA’s Housing First Memorandum of Understanding. 

Management Plan for PBRA Highrise Sites Section 3.3.3


Preference Category 2 will reflect a preference for Elderly Families participating in the Housing First Program.


Preference Categories 2, 3 and 5 in the current section will be renumbered to reflect  preferences 3,4 and 5.


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) 752-4820

HCVP/Section 8 Inquiries

Tele: (423) 752-4833

LIPH/Public Housing Inquiries

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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Overview of the Westside Evolves planning process including a historic look at the community, a summary of results from an extensive community survey and future outcomes of the planning process.

To learn more about the Westside Evolves project, please click on this link

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