The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA) recently achieved a milestone of fully leasing 3,593 vouchers. Each voucher provides rental assistance throughout Hamilton County to a low-income individual or family.
“My staff and I have worked hard to reach this level of leasing, and we’re thrilled we can assist the maximum number of families for our program,” said Tammie Carpenter, director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. “But our work is not done. We will continue to draw applicants from our waiting lists in order to address the monthly attrition of about 30 vouchers.”
HUD awarded CHA 370 replacement vouchers to assist families relocating from the Harriet Tubman Apartments in 2012. These additional vouchers, along with monthly attrition, have been difficult to lease due to a saturation of the private rental market in recent years. However, thanks to willing landlords, CHA was able to overcome this obstacle and help house families who might not otherwise have access to decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
Chartered in 1938 pursuant
to the Tennessee Housing Authorities Law, CHA is a public body that offers affordable housing opportunities through its Low Income Public Housing Program in Chattanooga and the Housing Choice Voucher Program throughout Hamilton County.
For more information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program or the Chattanooga Housing Authority, visit CHAHousing.org.