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Resident Advisory Board


Resident Advisory Board (RAB)

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) provides the Columbia Housing Authority and its residents a forum for sharing information about the CHA Annual Plan. Section 511 of the United States Housing Act and the regulations in 24 CFR part 903 require that Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) establish one or more Resident Advisory Boards (RAB) as part of the PHA Plan process. RAB membership is comprised of individuals who reflect and represent the residents assisted by the PHA.

The role of the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) is to make recommendations and assist the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) in the development of the CHA Annual Plan and any significant amendments or modifications to the plan that may be proposed during the year.

The Columbia Housing Authority’s (CHA’s) Resident Advisory Board (RAB) gives the CHA’s affordable housing residents and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program participants an opportunity to participate in guiding CHA’s programs and policies. RAB members:

  • Read and comment on changes to CHA policies
  • Review and comment on annual budgets, annual plans, five-year plans, etc.
  • Make other recommendations to the CHA Board of Commissioners as necessary


RAB Meeting Agendas

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) generally meets the first Thursday of the month, from

April through September, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Room at Paquin Tower, 1201 Paquin Street.

The next meeting of the RAB is scheduled as follows:

Current Agenda and Minutes

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Place: Paquin Tower Dining Room, 1201 Paquin Street

The RAB Meeting Agenda Packet contains the meeting agenda, previous meeting minutes, and information pertaining to the items to be discussed at the meeting.

For more information or to be added to the RAB Meeting Notification Email List, please contact Ms. Charline Johns, Executive Assistant at 573-443-2556, ext. 1122 (voice), 800-735-2966 (TTY Relay) or use our Contact Form to make your request.



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• 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