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Whether you are looking for a home in one of CHA’s communities or have your eye on another rental residence in Columbia, these links will help you make your move.

A Walkway on Park Avenue

Providence Family Townhomes

One-to-four bedroom townhomes in a community setting with on-site Laundromats, playgrounds and some off-street parking. Nestled in the heart of Columbia with easy access to after-school programs, adult education, financial education, parks, the library and bus transportation.

The office at Bear Creek

Bear Creek Townhomes

One-to-four bedroom townhomes in a country setting off Vandiver Drive and Rangeline street. This snug, family community has a Laundromat, large fenced playground, a Head Start program and an Early Head Start program on site. Due to renovations, there are currently no openings at Bear Creek Townhomes.

Oak Towers

Oak Towers

A high-rise designed for seniors and persons 50 and older, Oak Towers offers an on-site laundry room, beauty parlor, exercise room and computer lab, as well as an Independent Living Coordinator to help people keep living on their own. Due to renovations in public housing, we are not currently taking applications for Oak Towers.

Paquin Tower

Paquin Tower

All of Paquin Tower’s efficiency and one-bedroom apartments are fully ADA-accessible, in keeping with its mission of serving persons with disabilities and the elderly.

McBaine Avenue Townhomes

McBaine Avenue Townhomes

The McBaine Avenue Townhomes are affordable, two-and-three bedroom, fully ADA-accessible townhomes which rent for a modest flat rate. Each home has plenty of closet space, off-street parking and new, energy-efficient appliances. There are currently no openings at the Townhomes.

Individual Family Homes711 Mikel 3

The charming, affordable bungalows located at 711 Mikel and 904 Madison Streets are located in a quiet, bicycle and pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Each home has new, energy-efficient appliances, off-street parking and generous yard space. Both homes are in the West Boulevard Elementary school district. There are currently no openings at these homes.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program gives families the chance to rent privately-owned housing throughout Columbia and Boone County without breaking their budgets.

The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is closed at this time.  The waiting list is not expected to open again until sometime in 2018 due to the large number of applicants currently on the waiting list.

Fair Housing Provider

All CHA housing and programs comply with federal, state and local Fair Housing Laws. CHA does not discriminate against applicants or residents on the basis of their race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status. In addition, CHA provides “reasonable accommodations” to applicants and residents if they or any family members have a disability. A reasonable accommodation is a structural change CHA can make to its units or common areas, or a modification of a rule, policy, procedure, or service, that will assist an otherwise eligible applicant or resident with a disability to make effective use of CHA’s programs.

Resources for Homeless Persons

Unfortunately, CHA has no emergency housing for persons experiencing homelessness. We do work closely with local health and human service agencies dedicated to helping people find shelter and services while they wait for more permanent homes. Please contact them if you or someone you know is facing homelessness.  The Voluntary Action Center and the Missouri 211 web site also provides information about available resources.

True North provides emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence.



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