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About the Chattanooga Housing Authority


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.


In addition to several resident councils , 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 re-configurations 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.

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