CHA is going smoke-free inside its buildings! Studies have shown that children living in multifamily housing have 45% higher levels of nicotine exposure than children living in detached housing - even if no one in their families smoke. Anyone inhaling second hand smoke runs a 20-30% higher risk of heart attack or stroke than persons who are not exposed to second hand smoke. Under the proposed policy, smoking would not be prohibited on CHA grounds; smokers are just asked to step outside to smoke. No one has to quit smoking, but CHA is offering assistance to residents who want to take this as an opportunity to stop.
CHA is accepting public comment for the next 60 days. Please see the links under "The Latest from CHA".
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.
201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(573) 874-5161 TTY
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.
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.
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. The manager lives right next door to the office and the Home/School Liason lives right down the street!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Perfect for persons who work on the outskirts of town or in the county!
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.
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.