Chattanooga, TN Low Income Housing

Chattanooga, TN Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Chattanooga, TN

How do I qualify for low income housing in Chattanooga, TN?
To qualify for low income housing in Tennessee, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Chattanooga, TN

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Chattanooga, TN, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Chattanooga, TN. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Chattanooga, Tennessee - Hamilton County

Studio Apartments $919
One Bedroom Apartments $1,067
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,372
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,619

List of Low Income Housing in or near Chattanooga, TN

Alton Place Apartments - Affordable Community

Alton Place Apartments - Affordable Community - Chattanooga

335 Croll Court
Chattanooga, TN - 37410
(423) 822-5100
Hamilton County

Cummings Place Apartments - Affordable Community

Cummings Place Apartments - Affordable Community - Chattanooga

22 Starview Lane
Chattanooga, TN - 37419
(423) 825-2053
Hamilton County

River View Tower

River View Tower - Chattanooga

500 W M. L. King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN - 37402
(423) 266-8740
Hamilton County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): $650.00 per month
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): Yes Elecric and water are includedin the rent.
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The Overlook

The Overlook - Chattanooga

1201 Boynton Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37402
(423) 756-4680
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Silvertree Seniors Chattanooga Apartments

Silvertree Seniors Chattanooga Apartments - Chattanooga

5465 Highway 58 North
Chattanooga, TN - 37416
(423) 344-8361
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Magnolia Gardens Apartments - TN - Chattanooga

779 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN - 37403
(423) 479-3005
Hamilton County

Chattanooga Housing Authority

Chattanooga Housing Authority - Chattanooga

801 N. Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, TN - 37404
(423)752-4893
Hamilton County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 2037
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Department Of Human Services City Of Chattanooga - Chattanooga

501 W. 12th Street
Chattanooga, TN - 37402
423-757-5551
Hamilton County

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, - Chattanooga

1301 Market Street #100
Chattanooga, TN - 37402
423-664-4663
Hamilton County

Catholic Charities Of East Tennessee - Chattanooga

859 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN - 37403
423-267-1297
Hamilton County
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Apartment Costs (user reports): 680
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): water, trash
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28th Legislative District Community Development Corporation - Chattanooga

815 N. Hickory Street
Chattanooga, TN - 37404
423-698-8190
Hamilton County

Timber Ridge Cooperative Ii - Chattanooga

201 Timber Knoll Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37421
423-894-0214
Hamilton County
Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): Yes
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Timber Ridge Cooperative I - Chattanooga

201 Timber Knoll Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37421
423-894-0214
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove No. 6 - Chattanooga

4296 Highwood Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37415
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove Ii - Chattanooga

3782 Wilcox Blvd
Chattanooga, TN - 37411
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove I - Chattanooga

2721 Folts Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37415
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove Development No. Two - Chattanooga

7435 Mintom Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37421
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove Development No. Seven - Chattanooga

4176 Gann Store Rd
Chattanooga, TN - 37343
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove Development No. Four - Chattanooga

304 Sweetbriar Ave
Chattanooga, TN - 37411
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orange Grove Development No. 5 - Chattanooga

1119 Carter Dr
Chattanooga, TN - 37415
423-629-1451 Ex
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Oxford Place - Chattanooga

1301 Saint Thomas St
Chattanooga, TN - 37412
423-624-6593
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Battery Heights Apartments - Chattanooga

3401 Campbell St
Chattanooga, TN - 37406
423-624-0311
Hamilton County
Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): What included utilities
Water
i dont know
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HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Eastwood Manor - Chattanooga

3831 Wilcox Blvd
Chattanooga, TN - 37411
423-622-5761
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Orchard Knob Apartments - Chattanooga

1625 East Fifth St
Chattanooga, TN - 37404
423-622-0040
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Patten Towers - Chattanooga

One E Eleventh St
Chattanooga, TN - 37402
423-267-1116
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Ridgeway Apartments - Chattanooga

1212 Poplar St
Chattanooga, TN - 37403
423-267-1088
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Whiteside Faith Manor - Chattanooga

735 E 10th St
Chattanooga, TN - 37403
423-266-8325
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Walden Group Home - Chattanooga

700 Ladd Ave
Chattanooga, TN - 37405
423-265-6390
Hamilton County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Chattanooga, TN

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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