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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

It takes courage and time to quit smoking and put down that last cigarette. Most people feel an intense combination of fear and excitement lea... MORE.

Melinda's Memos If you live on Boatman or Darwin Streets or in Gainesboro and missed your required annual recertification int... MORE.

TNT Summer Day Camp concluded July 14, and all the teens agreed it was the best summer! In addition to cooking some spectacul... MORE.

Calendar / Events


KIDS Matter is a free reading program meets every Tuesday (gradesK-4).


Free after school program, meets every Monday and Wednesday (grades 5-12).