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Front Page - Friday, November 30, 2018

Chattanooga Housing Authority plans major renovations in 2019




The Chattanooga Housing Authority plans to renovate 311 apartments beginning next spring, which means approximately 100 residents will be relocated to other affordable housing options in the Chattanooga area.

Tammie Carpenter, director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, says, “Residents who are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher Program will be offered a voucher that can be used to provide housing during this time. The best fit for our residents would be properties located near bus lines to allow them to work or attend school.”

The Housing Voucher Choice Program is a federal government program for assisting low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.

CHA Board Chairman Jim Levine says, “As a board, we’re mindful of the bottom line to the organization. Renovating these 311 units is a wise use of funds and will assist in making CHA communities better places to live.”

Among the units being renovated are 200 apartments at Cromwell Hills and 111 at Glenwood North, Glenwood East, Woodside Apartments and Missionary Heights.

CHA Executive Director Betsy McCright says, “The renovations we’re making will make our communities better places to live; however, we couldn’t do this work without strong partners. We’re looking forward to working with the community to provide housing options for our residents.”

Source: Chattanooga Housing Authority

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