The Chattanooga Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is hosting its second Landlord Fair on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. It will take place at CHA’s Central Office located at 801 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
This Landlord Fair is designed to connect public housing residents from Harriet Tubman Development and Emma Wheeler Homes with landlords who have properties available for rent. Landlords are invited to bring pictures of their properties, applications, brochures and other materials for residents to review.
CHA is continuing to assist Tubman residents with locating other affordable housing as they prepare to phase down and sell the 440-unit public housing complex. Officials are also reaching out to Emma Wheeler residents, who are being relocated in phases as the agency prepares to renovate 50 of its 340 units. Construction work is scheduled to start in June.
The Section 8 program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program allows eligible families and individuals with low incomes to receive vouchers to find their own housing in the private market. CHA, which administers the program locally, pays a subsidy to the landlord on behalf of the participant. The family then pays the difference between the rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by Section 8.
CHA’s Section 8 program administers 3,288 vouchers and has about 1,200 landlords. The waiting list is currently closed, and no new applications are being accepted for the program at this time.
CHA will not have its regularly scheduled landlord meeting on April 22. The Landlord Fair on April 12 will take the place of that meeting.