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CHA Staff

CHA Administration
  • Randy Cole, CEO
  • Charline Johns, Executive Assistant & Administrative Office Manager
  • Renota Jenkins, Front Desk Receptionist & Clerk
  • Jeannette Nelson , Human Resource Manager
Asset Management Department
  • Rick Hess, Director of Asset Management
  • Greg Willingham, Director of Modernization & Maintenance
Finance Department
  • Mary Harvey, Director of Finance & Human Resources
  • Debbi Simmons, Accountant
  • Dawn Davis, Accountant
  • Melissa Laudenslager, Finance Assistant I
Housing Programs
  • Tawanda Edwards, Housing Choice Voucher Manager
  • Rick Hess, Director of Housing Programs
  • Laura Lewis, Director of Affordable Housing Operations
Resident Services Department
  • Erin Friesz, Director of Human Services & Youth Community Coalition Coordinator
  • Rosenee Barrantes, CHALIS – Accountant
Safety Department



The CHA is accepting applications for the newly renovated Bear Creek Apartments.
• 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units Available
• Modern Newly Renovated Units
• Rent Based on Income *
• Low Initial Security Deposit
• Energy Efficient & New Appliances
• Washer & Dryer Hookups
• Park & Laundry Facility
• Resident Services & Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
* Qualified applicants must be low-income.

Apply now at:

The Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler Street, Columbia
(573) 443-2556

You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay