Covington Housing Authority
1701 Shoaf Street
Covington, Tipton County, TN


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Covington Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 4th, 2015.

The Covington Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CHA offers one Public Housing community with 244 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the CHA to pick up an application, located at 1701 Shoaf St., Covington, TN 38019, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CDT, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, you must call the CHA to schedule an application interview at (901) 476-6135, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The CHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, displaced by government action, displaced by a natural disaster, veteran, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, call the CHA office at (901) 476-6135, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Covington Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 244 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Covington Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Covington Housing Authority is among the 68% of Tennessee housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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 Covington Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 6/21/10 Plan
2008 6/21/10 Plan
2007 4/27/07 Plan
2006 5/19/06 Plan
2005 5/2/05 Plan
2004 5/14/04 Plan
2003 4/24/03 Plan
2002 5/14/02 Plan
2001 8/2/01 Plan
2000 6/23/00 Plan