A Place to Call Home:
For All Tennesseans

The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition exists to lead, coordinate, and strengthen efforts to prevent and end homelessness throughout Southeast Tennessee.

Housing is a
Human right

If you are currenly experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, click below for resources that are here to help.

If you are experiencing homelessness and in need of a housing assessment, click here.

Together, we can end homelessness

Homelessness is a problem that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. It can be a difficult and daunting problem to solve, but it is one that we can overcome together.

Help us make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Since 1995, CRHC has been serving 11 counties of Southeast Tennessee as the leader in maximizing resources for people living in conditions not meant for human habitation.

Testimonials: From Hopeless to Hopeful

We are so grateful for the support of our donors and volunteers. Their generosity has made it possible for us to provide homes and help to thousands of people in need.


I love what the Coalition does for this city. They not only help displaced people directly, they also help other organizations provide compassionate care. Safe housing should be a right, but until then, I’m glad we have the coalition to help with those most affected.

Christina Sacco



Huge shoutout to the folks at the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition. They are really doing great work in the city to combat homelessness and assist our unhoused neighbors.

Mark Thomas



I love them for all they do

Paul Miller


Did you know?

There are over 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United states on any given night.

The number of people experiencing homelessness has increased by 20% in the past two years.

The majority of people experiencing homelessness are families with children.

People experiencing homelessness are more likely to be veterans, people with disabilities, and people of color.

Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 10, 2024) – The Board of the Directors of the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition (CRHC) has chosen Mackenzie Kelly to serve as its new Executive Director.

The unanimous selection of Kelly followed a months-long search that commenced in August 2023. She has been serving as the organization’s interim Executive Director since that time and steps into her new role effective immediately.

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“Mackenzie’s empathy, expertise, and work ethic have already benefited our organization in many ways,” said Zach Hurst, Vice-Chair of the Board. “Our mission of combatting homelessness and supporting individuals who are experiencing it has never been more urgent. We are confident that she is the right person to advance this work at this critical time.”

Kelly brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to her new role. She holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Since joining CRHC in March 2021, her roles have included Deputy Director, Data Analyst, and Homeless Prevention Case Manager. She has successfully coordinated the organization point-in-time (PIT) counts and has led the organization in several collaborative grant applications.

“This organization and its mission mean the world to me, and I am grateful for the honor to lead the Coalition forward into our next chapter,” said Kelly. “I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the City of Chattanooga and the Coalition’s many community partners, as well as our tireless and dedicated staff. Together, I know that we can and will end homelessness in Southeast Tennessee.”

“The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition plays an important role in our community-wide commitment to address homelessness, and Mackenzie has demonstrated exceptional dedication and expertise throughout her years-long tenure with the organization,” said Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly. “We are excited to see her step into the role of Executive Director and to lead the next chapter at the Coalition and will continue to work alongside her and her team to ensure that every Chattanoogan has an opportunity to have a safe and stable place to call home.”

The organization has enjoyed a strong partnership with the City of Chattanooga since Mayor Tim Kelly took office in 2021, and has successfully placed approximately 3,000 people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing in the last three years.

ABOUT THE CHATTANOOGA REGIONAL HOMELESS COALITION. The mission of Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition is to lead, coordinate, and strengthen efforts to prevent and end homelessness throughout Tennessee.