Permanent, supportive housing is a proven solution to homelessness for the most vulnerable in our community and addresses the needs of the chronically unhoused living with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). We meet each resident where they are by providing services designed for community integration and build independent living and tenancy skills. We also connect members with community-based healthcare, treatment, education, and employment. Permanent supportive housing is a cost-effective solution, shown to lower public costs associated with the use of crisis services such as shelters, hospitals, jails, and prisons.

Since 1998, the AIM Center has been dedicated to offering our residents safe, affordable, and equal housing opportunity throughout the Chattanooga region. The AIM Center believes housing is a basic human right and follows Housing First principles, providing immediate access to supportive housing and person-centered support for people experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental illness.

The goals of the AIM Center’s Supported Housing Program are to provide our residents what they need to be good neighbors, quality tenants, and contributing members of the community in which they live. We are also passionate about removing the stigma surrounding people living with SMI. We offer our residents supports such as financial literacy classes, fitness (hiking, Zumba, yoga), socialization and engagement opportunities, and transportation to Clubhouse (and in some cases medical/health appointments). We also partner with many local organizations to provide additional service opportunities and supports.

Clubhouse International
the clubhouse units

Our successful housing program maintains a consistent 100% occupancy rate.

As a renter, you have certain rights and responsibilities: You have the right to a livable place and to live peacefully.

  • If your rental home needs an emergency repair to keep it healthy, such as a repair of the heat, gas, lights, water, sewage, plumbing, or air conditioning, you should alert your landlord. In some cases, you can use some of your rent money to make these immediate repairs. If the problem was your fault, you may have to help pay for the repairs.
  • You cannot be forced out of your rental home.
  • A landlord needs to go to court before evicting you.
  • If you did something dangerous or threatening, the landlord only needs to give you three (3) days to move out.
  • If you did not pay rent or broke your lease agreement, you may be given a thirty (30) day notice to move out.


Seven one-bedroom units and five efficiencies
Serves 12 residents


Three two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments
Serves nine residents


Ten two-bedroom apartments Serves 20 residents


Eight one-bedroom apartments
Serves 8 residents


Sixteen one-bedroom apartments
Serves 16 residents