Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA)

801 N. Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN, 37404

Hamilton County

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About Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA)

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.

There are twelve active Resident Associations. In addition, 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 reconfigurations and modifications, performance contracting for energy conservation methods, and a premier housing initiative.

Additional Information

The Section 8 waiting list open for one day, September 20th, 2018 and depending on HUD funding, they may be able to reopen the list in the future. Contact them for more information.

Mission Statement

The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) 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.

Program Summary for Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA)

Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 2,732 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) administered a total of 3,578 Section 8 Vouchers. Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) is located at 801 N. Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN, 37404 and serves the city of Chattanooga. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) at, (423)752-4893 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 18
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 3,578
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 2,732
Waiting list for the Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Hamilton County, TN

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Hamilton County, TN:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $21,450
  • $24,500
  • $27,550
  • $30,600
  • $33,050
  • $35,500
  • $37,950
  • $40,400
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,850
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,400
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $34,300
  • $39,200
  • $44,100
  • $48,950
  • $52,900
  • $56,800
  • $60,700
  • $64,650

2017 Fair Market Rents for Hamilton County, TN

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Hamilton County, TN:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$562 $661 $822 $1084 $1343

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Ft Oglethorpe Housing Authority Ft Oglethorpe Housing Authority Fort Oglethorpe GA N/A N/A Open 6.63 Miles Contact
Ringgold Housing Authority Ringgold Housing Authority Ringgold GA N/A N/A Open 12.71 Miles Contact
Lafayette Housing Authority Lafayette Housing Authority Lafayette GA N/A N/A Open 23.96 Miles Contact
Cleveland Housing Authority (CHA) Cleveland Housing Authority (CHA) Cleveland TN 208 434 Open 24.2 Miles Contact
South Pittsburg Housing Authority South Pittsburg Housing Authority South Pittsburg TN N/A N/A Open 24.45 Miles Contact
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) Dunlap TN 227 N/A Open 24.95 Miles Contact

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Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Hamilton County Quick Facts

Population: 351,220
Persons Per Household: 2.45
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.2%
Homeownership Rate: 64.9%
Housing Units: 152,989
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,229
Median Household Income: $46,702