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Working for CHA

The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) provides a robust benefits package for employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, and a 457(b) retirement plan with employer contributions. Benefits also encompass gym reimbursements, paid holidays, and accrued vacation and sick leave. 

Behind every successful organization are the dedicated individuals who make it all possible. At the Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA), we take immense pride in our team of nearly 170 talented and passionate employees who drive our mission and vision forward every day. Each member of our team contributes unique skills and perspectives that enrich our organization and empower the families we serve.

Our diverse staff comprises professionals from various backgrounds, including property management, social services, maintenance, finance, and more. Collectively, our staff brings together a wealth of expertise, experience, and creativity, ensuring that we deliver excellence in every aspect of our work.

Why Choose CHA?

  • Mission-Driven Work- By joining our team, you'll be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to empowering our residents to improve their lives and make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

  • Professional Growth- We are committed to investing in our employees' professional development and providing opportunities for growth and advancement. We strive to provide promotional opportunities to internal staff members and help employees reach their professional goals.

  • Collaborative Culture- In addition to the technical capabilities of our team, we take great pride in fostering a robust company culture anchored by eight core values: Compassion, Respect, Communication, Self-Sufficiency, Progressive Thinking, Honesty, Spirit of Cooperation, and Sustainability.

  • Excellent Benefits- We're proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that goes above and beyond to support your well-being.

Explore our website to learn more about the work we do and the families we serve. If you’re interested in joining our team, check-out our current job openings below and submit an employment application today!

CHA Job Application

CHA Benefits Brochure

Current Open Positions

Resident Engagement Intern The Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Housing Operations Department is seeking interns to assist the Resident Engagement team. The Resident Engagement team consists of 10 staff members who provide case management services to residents across CHA's rental housing portfolio and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). CHA has two Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators who provide case management at 3 of CHA's public housing developments: 1. College Hill Courts 2. East Lake Courts 3. Emma Wheeler Homes The following internship opportunities are available to work with the 2 ROSS Service Coordinators: -2 internships open in the Spring semester -2 internships open in the Summer semester -2 internships open in the Fall semester The internship includes assisting the ROSS Service Coordinators with case management, connecting residents with resources, connecting residents with rental assistance programs to stay compliant with their leases, and event/activity planning. Required qualifications: currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution at the junior/senior level and majoring in a social services or similar field of study. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in this position and a resume to: Chattanooga Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1486, Chattanooga, TN 37401, Attn: Human Resources or e-mail to Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. CHA will provide documentation to support class credit requirements and a stipend will be provided.

Maintenance Technician SALARY RANGE: $35,900.00- $52,100.00 The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) seeks a qualified individual for the full-time position of Maintenance Technician to provide maintenance services to public housing units on assigned sites. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness, safety, and appearance of CHA site grounds and facilities which includes performing janitorial responsibilities. This individual will also be responsible for maintaining the functionality, safety, and appearance of buildings, systems, and dwelling units by performing minor and routine maintenance and repairs. This individual must have the ability to drive, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and climb ladders on a repeated basis daily. This position requires basic hand tools and 24 hour on call availability as scheduled to perform emergency maintenance. A High School diploma or equivalent and one to two years of related experience is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under CHA’s automobile insurance. Required to be on call 24-hours, according to the schedule established by the Maintenance Services Manager and/or if needed for emergencies; this may result in overtime hours. Interested candidates should submit a resume or completed CHA application to: Chattanooga Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1486, Chattanooga, TN 37401, Attn: Human Resources or e-mail to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CHA applications and a comprehensive list of employee benefits can be located at

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