About The Chattanooga Housing Authority (CHA), chartered in 1938 pursuant to the Tennessee Housing Authorities Law, is a public non-profit corporation which carries out public housing and urban development programs as its primary activities. CHA is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Chattanooga to staggered five-year terms. The Executive Director serves as Secretary to the Board and has responsibility for the administration of the agency, pursuant to Board policy. Regular meetings of The Board of Commissioners are held at 12: 30 PM on the last Tuesday of each month The Greater Chattanooga Housing Resource Center located at 801 N. Holtzclaw Avenue. The current schedule of meetings can be found by clicking here. There are twelve active Resident Associations. In addition, there is a Citywide Resident Association comprised of individual site leaders which also serves as the Resident Advisory Board to the agency. Major resident initiatives include family self sufficiency and home ownership programs. Approximately 40 independent agencies provide resident services on and off-site.