Consumer Housing Specialists: What We Do

Consumer Housing Specialists partner with existing community housing stakeholders in creating linkages, resource development, and community education efforts.

Researching, evaluating, and building a comprehensive information collection and dissemination database of housing resources, housing options, community housing development programs which will identify current needs and issues to aid in the process of developing solutions.

Involving key stakeholders in all project activities, including planning, product development, dissemination, and evaluation.

Increasing the public's understanding and support for individuals with a mental illness or co-occurring disorders.

A longitudinal evaluation of housing issues was conducted that followed 200 consumers who moved from inpatient and institutional settings into the community.

The Housing within Reach network in Tennessee is comprised of professional staff, advocates, volunteers, policy makers, regional administrators, and direct service providers committed to working on behalf of all Tennesseans who have a mental illness or co-occurring disorder to help them build the most fulfilled and dignified lives possible.

There have been many people who have invested many hours in the creation and development of this website. Sincere gratitude is extended to all those who have contributed to this housing resource.


Region 3 - Chattanooga   

Gina Turley 

AIM Center 

472 W. ML King Blvd.

Chattanooga, TN 37402 

(w) 423-624-6605

(fax) 423-624-6593   

Region 4 and 5- Nashville and Middle TN          

Rahma Mohamed 

(w) 615-242-3576 x128  615-504-7662 cell           

Park Center 

948 Woodland Street.     

Nashville, TN 37206

Region 6 - Jackson

Becca Roach           

Carey Counseling Center, Inc.   

727 Main Street    

McKenzie, TN 38201        


fax: 731-352-9304                       


Region 7 - Memphis         

JeCarta Suggs         

Behavioral Health Initiatives, Inc.  

1331 Union Ave. Suite 935

Memphis 38104

901-609-9069 cell