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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

AmeriCorps Community Cares. HRS Resident Services will be working with AmeriCorps to utilize a part time person for the summer of 2015. Duties... MORE.

Reading Program: University Heights Baptist Church, along with HRS, has begun an after-school reading program for kids in gra... MORE.

Toy Pick-up. For those who pre-registered for Toys for Tots in Cookeville toy pick-up will be on Sat. Dec. 13th from 8:30am -... MORE.

Calendar / Events


On Monday, Dec. 22, they plan to sing Christmas carols at a local nursing home. Later that day, the teens will be treated... MORE.


Begins immediately after school until 4:4pm, for grades K - 4th.