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Office of Homelessness and Supportive Housing


Who we are:

The City of Chattanooga’s Office of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (OHSH) works to both prevent homelessness as well as rapidly house residents experiencing homelessness through street outreach services, community partnerships, a rapid re-housing program, as well as provide emergency services when needed.

Looking for help? Call 211 and tell the operator you are in need of homelessness assistance. They will complete an assessment with you to get you on the right path.

What we do:

  • The rapid re-housing program connects Chattanooga residents experiencing homelessness with short-term rental assistance and services to help them obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and stay housed.
  • Street Outreach Specialists provide assistance to people in need, providing supplies such as tents, water, nonperishable food, first aid kits, sleeping bags, and lifesaving naloxone, replenishing supplies as needed.
  • Community partnerships with nonprofits and faith-based organizations are critical to comprehensively addressing homelessness in our community. OHSH works closely with a coalition of local partners, including the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition, the Chatt Foundation, the Chattanooga Housing Authority, Help Right Here, and others to ensure residents at risk of homelessness and those experiencing homelessness get the support they need to get back on their feet.
  • OHSH provides emergency services when a housing emergency occurs in Chattanooga. When extended-stay hotels or large housing complexes are closed or damaged during an emergency, OHSH responds in real-time to help ensure displaced families do not spend a single night unsheltered.

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Office of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
1001 Lindsey Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402(map)

Email: Homeless@chattanooga.gov

 

Dottie Brewer