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Chattanooga Housing Authority ups ante in crime fight

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- A yearlong effort to rid Chattanooga public housing of crime has led to an array of new get-tough measures that residents must adhere to or face eviction.

But rules adopted last month by the Chattanooga Housing Authority put residents under the severest scrutiny yet.

Committing a crime on CHA property long has been grounds for eviction. But now, for the first time, committing a crime off property also can get a resident kicked out.

CHA officials last month amended the agency's tenant policy to stipulate that any criminal or drug-related activity, including the manufacture or production of methamphetamine, on or off the premises by public housing residents, any member of their households or their guests, will lead to eviction.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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