About Chattanooga Housing Authority

The Chattanooga Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority serves Chattanooga, East Ridge, Ooltewah, Soddy–daisy, Apison, Collegedale, Fairmount, Falling Water, Flat Top Mountain, Harrison, Lakesite, Lookout Mountain, Middle Valley, Mowbray Mountain, Red Bank, Ridgeside, Sale Creek, Signal Mountain, Soddy Daisy and Walden.

Chattanooga Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Indefinitely

The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The CHA offers 17 Public Housing communities with 2,873 units.

To apply, download and print the online application here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to PO Box 1486, Chattanooga, TN 37401, or hand delivered to any of the management offices that are listed on the last page of the application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Require an apartment that provides accommodation for handicap/disabled persons, require witness protection as requested and documented by a law enforcement entity, displaced by natural disaster, displaced by government action, employed consistently for one year.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (423) 752-4893.

Last Updated on 03/10/2017.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in March 2017; and prior to that for one day in October 2015, and for one day in January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. Paper applications were not available or accepted.

There are no preferences.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

The CHA will publish the waiting list results on April 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET. The waiting list will identify households with a number that includes the head of household's first and last initials and last four digits of their Social Security Number. If you do not find your household on the list, you were not added to the waiting list.

Waiting list status information is only available on the CHA website. Do not call the CHA office for waiting list status information.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (423) 752-4893.

Last Updated on 03/27/2017.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
The Villages At Al 89/100 04/02/2014
Cromwell Hills Apt 92/100 03/31/2014
Maple Hills Apartm 100/100 03/11/2013
East Lake Courts 83/100 03/21/2013
College Hill 96/100 03/26/2013
Fairmount 100/100 03/12/2013
Scattered Sites 91/100 03/14/2013
Boynton Terrace Ap 97/100 03/13/2013
Emma Wheeler Homes 90/100 03/19/2013

Public Housing Operated by Chattanooga Housing Authority

1655 Mossy Oaks Drive
Oaks at Camden is a 57 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
3750 Hughes Avenue
The Villages at Alton Park is a 275 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
2505 S Market St
Mary Walker Towers is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1100 Gateway Ave
Gateway Towers is a 199 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
801 W Main St
College Hill is a 497 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Chattanooga Housing Authority

4025 Oakwood Drive
Cross Creek Villas is a 232 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
2515 Gilbert Street
Maple Hills Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
1655 Mossy Oaks Drive
Oaks at Camden is a 57 unit low income housing apartment community in Chattanooga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing