CHA hosts landlord/tenant fair tonight

Theresa Biggs, housing coordinator at the Chattanooga Housing Authority, helps Aaron McCrary with his paperwork at the agency's offices on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Her role is to help people with housing vouchers navigate the system and connect with affordable housing.

If you go

What: Landlord Tenant FairWhen: 6-8 p.m. todayWhere: 811 N. Holtzclaw Ave.Why: The Chattanooga Housing Authority wants to connect landlords with Housing Choice Voucher Program participantsFor information: A listing of available rentals for Housing Choice Voucher participants is available at Go to “Programs” at the top of the page. Then select “Housing Choice Voucher Program.” Scroll to “Click HERE for the currently available HCVP/Section 8 Property Listings.”

Thousands of people in Chattanooga desperately need housing. The Chattanooga Housing Authority and the Maclellan Foundation want to help them get it.

Just giving people Housing Choice vouchers doesn't get the job done, officials said. Having the voucher means the federal government will pay a portion of the tenant's rent. But more than half the people with vouchers in 2014 found no landlord willing to sign a lease agreement.