CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - For the first time in two years, the Chattanooga Housing Authority is opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program, for section 8 housing.

They hope to have 200 new participants by the end of the year.

But there's a change this year.

CHA will use a lottery system to determine which applicants receive vouchers.

Applications will be available starting September 30th.

CHA will start accepting them on October 4th.

The deadline to have them turned in or postmarked is October 15th at noon.

The public lottery will be held October 29th.