The Chattanooga Housing Authority approves a contract to clean up asbestos and lead paint at the Emma Wheeler homes.
It's part of the rehab project on one of the City's oldest public housing developments.
Nearly 60 units have already been done.
Today CHA authorized a $315,000 contract to clean up the remaining 240 plus units over the next two and a half years.
CHA says the asbestos involves old tiles from the 50's and 60's.
Naveed Minhas, Chattanooga Housing Authority, "We are required really by law to remove them and that's what we're doing, in the process of removing the asbestos. Then at that time there was lead paint used on the doors, especially in our site, so we are abating the lead paint."
Asbestos and lead can cause health problems.
The clean up takes place as residents are displaced for ongoing renovations.