Summer Lunch Program

The JCHA partners with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee to provide free lunches for children during the summer months. For the full list of sites and schedules refer to the chart below.

Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive program for four-year old children and their families who meet the eligibility requirements of the federal income guidelines. Specifically, Head Start promotes school readiness in young children from low-income families by providing them with extra learning opportunities. The Johnson City Housing Authority provides classroom space for Head Start to serve our residents and surrounding communities at the following Johnson City locations:

  • Carver Head Start, 500 Washington Avenue
  • Children First Head Start, 837 Pardee Street
  • Lake Terrace Head Start, 2450 Mint Hill Road
  • Pinecrest Head Start, 500 Angel Place

Learn more about the Head Start program at Or call Bonnie Jones at 423-246-6180 at Head Start of Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency.