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Building on Community

For more than 60 years, Highlands Residential Services (HRS), formerly known as Cookeville Housing Authority, has been helping to build and strengthen our community and our neighbors.

What Home Means to Me

Kayla Padgett, a 17-year-old Celina resident, created the grand-prize-winning poster in a national contest sponsored by the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials.

Serving the Upper Cumberland

Highlands Residential Services has 550 Conventional public housing units. Our units are located in Algood, Baxter, Celina, Cookeville, Gainesboro and Monterey.

Building on Community
What Home Means to Me
Serving the Upper Cumberland


Latest News

All residents are invited to participate in any of these family-friendly events, which will offer a variety of games, music, food, fun... MORE.

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Doug Harris, our HRS Maintenance Manager for the past 14 years. During his years of se... MORE.

TENNESSEE RECONNECT is a new statewide initiative to help adults age 24 and older to obtain a higher education through a gran... MORE.

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Free computer use with internet access to check emails, work on your resume, job search, or increase computer skills.


This event is free and open to the public.