Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on July 24th, 2015.

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

Please note: The waiting list for three-bedroom units is currently closed.

The CHA offers 17 Public Housing communities with 2,873 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, download the application here, then print and complete.

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.

Please note: If you are claiming any preferences, you must submit supporting documents to prove the preference. No other documents are needed at this time.

The CHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: require an apartment with physical features that provide accommodation for applicant household members handicap/disability, require witness protection as requested and documented by a law enforcement entity, have been affected by a federal/sate/local natural disaster, displaced by government action, or have worked consistently for one year.

More information can be found by visiting the CHA website at http://www.chahousing.org, or by calling 423-752-4893 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Chattanooga Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.chahousing.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on July 24th, 2015.

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

Please note: The waiting list for three-bedroom units is currently closed.

The CHA offers 17 Public Housing communities with 2,873 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, download the application here, then print and complete.

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.

Please note: If you are claiming any preferences, you must submit supporting documents to prove the preference. No other documents are needed at this time.

The CHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: require an apartment with physical features that provide accommodation for applicant household members handicap/disability, require witness protection as requested and documented by a law enforcement entity, have been affected by a federal/sate/local natural disaster, displaced by government action, or have worked consistently for one year.

More information can be found by visiting the CHA website at http://www.chahousing.org, or by calling 423-752-4893 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Chattanooga Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.chahousing.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Chattanooga Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on October 23rd, 2015.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in October 2015, and prior to that for one day in January 2015.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application on the CHA website. The pre-application was available online only. Paper pre-applications were not available or accepted.

The CHA placed 1,000 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

According to this news article, more than 3,000 people applied to the waiting list.

The CHA will publish its waiting list on October 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm. 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.

According to the CHA, "if you reside outside of Hamilton County, Tennessee at the time of waiting list application, you must use the voucher in Hamilton County, Tennessee for the first year before you can take it outside of our jurisdiction. If you reside in Hamilton County, Tennessee at the time of waiting list application but move outside our jurisdiction, you can use that voucher outside our jurisdiction at the point of voucher issuance."

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

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 participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3750 Hughes Avenue
The Villages at Alton Park features 1-4 bedroom apartments.
The Villages at Alton Park participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2505 S Market St
Mary Walker Towers participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1100 Gateway Ave
Gateway Towers participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
801 W Main St
College Hill participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2201 E 28th St
East Lake Courts participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1811 Southern St
Harriett Tubman Develop. participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
700 Hooker Rd
Emma Wheeler Homes participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
959 Boynton Dr
Boynton Terrace Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
501 Fisher Ave
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3936 Dahlia St
Cromwell Hills Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3126 Dee Dr
Greenwood Terrace participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1151 Fairmount Ave
Fairmount participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Chattanooga Housing Authority

4025 Oakwood Drive
2515 Gilbert Street
1655 Mossy Oaks Drive
Oaks at Camden participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Chattanooga Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Tennessee: