Chattanooga Housing Authority
801 N. Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN


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Chattanooga Housing Authority
801 N. Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Chattanooga Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 17 projects which contain 2,873 affordable rental units. It also administers 3,568 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Chattanooga Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Chattanooga Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (45%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (55%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Chattanooga Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Tennessee.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Chattanooga Housing Authority scored an average of 76 points. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2008 and a low score of 62 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Tennessee is 81.92.

Chattanooga Housing Authority has an average score that is less than the average Tennessee housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Chattanooga Housing Authority manages 12 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 87. The scores for properties managed by Chattanooga Housing Authority range from a high of 98 to a low of 69.

The highest scoring property in the Chattanooga Housing Authority portfolio is The Oaks At Camden and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Chattanooga Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Chattanooga Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
12/17/12 Plan
11/30/11 Plan
11/15/10 Plan
1/5/10 Plan
12/23/08 Plan
11/14/07 Plan
12/19/06 Plan
3/13/06 Plan
7/27/05 Plan
1/23/04 Plan
12/12/02 Plan
3/21/02 Plan
6/12/01 Plan
6/8/00 Plan