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Front Page - Friday, June 7, 2019

CHA partners with city’s homeless program to offer housing vouchers




The Chattanooga Housing Authority and the City of Chattanooga are partnering to provide vouchers to homeless individuals in the city.

With the city adding seven new housing navigators and case managers, access to the vouchers should become easier for individuals seeking assistance.

Vouchers are used by participating landlords throughout Hamilton County to offset the cost of monthly housing rentals. Ultimately, the city will employ three full-time case managers, four full-time housing navigators, one full-time outreach coordinator and four part-time outreach coordinators.

Homeless individuals and families will be referred by the Chattanooga Homeless Coalition’s coordinated entry system as well as from the City of Chattanooga’s homeless services program.

“This partnership will result in many moving from homelessness to hopefulness,” says CHA Executive Director Elizabeth McCright.

Mayor Andy Berke added, “The more partnerships we can develop with organizations like the Chattanooga Housing Authority, the more stability we can create for people in our city.”

Source: Chattanooga Housing Authority