Chattanooga Housing Authority Appoints New In-House Legal Counsel

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ijeoma Ike has been appointed as in-house legal counsel for the Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA). In her role as the attorney for CHA, she provides the organization with legal advice, counsel, and representation on a variety of legal matters.

“I am happy to be here in Chattanooga and look forward to helping further CHA’s mission of creating a strong, sustainable, and inclusive community,” said Ms. Ike. A native of Nashville, Ms. Ike graduated summa cum laude from Fisk University in 2009, receiving her bachelor of arts degree in Political Science. At Fisk University, she also became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law in 2012.

Prior to joining CHA, Ms. Ike was a staff attorney in the Housing Law Unit of West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. in Jackson, Tn.

Betsy McCright, executive director of CHA, said, “We’re very excited to have Ijeoma Ike as the newest member of the CHA team. To have an attorney with her expertise combined with her understanding of the workings of Housing Authorities, makes her a perfect fit to meet our needs."

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