Minister seeks historic status for public housing

photo The Rev. Leroy Griffith talks about the efforts to repair and restore the College Hill Courts complex Wednesday. A community movement is attempting to raise money for the College Hill Courts apartment complex by having it placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The complex was built in 1940, but Chattanooga Housing Authority officials say they don't have the funds for repairs.

Oldest public housing sitesSite // Year built // UnitsCollege Hill Courts 1940 // 497East Lake Courts 1940 // 417Harriet Tubman 1952, 1962 // 440*Emma Wheeler 1963 // 340*Fewer than 40 units occupiedSource: Chattanooga Housing Authority

Westside residents haven't stopped trying to save the public housing in their neighborhood.