- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Public housing residents living in the city’s newest sites could face eviction if they don’t keep their work agreement.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/1oHl8Mo ) the Chattanooga Housing Authority voted unanimously Monday to evict residents in the Upward Mobility program if they don’t work, attend school or volunteer at least 30 hours a week. The policy takes effect March 1.

The program’s residents have 90 days to enroll in school or job training, or volunteer or get a job before facing eviction. Those 62 and older are exempt from the work requirement.

CHA Executive Director Betsy McCright says most of program’s nearly 150 families comply.

Families who agree to the requirement are provided a residence in the agency’s most modern public housing sites, including Greenwood Terrace and Fairmount Apartments.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com

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