CHA residents in both public housing and housing choice voucher programs are invited to apply for membership in the Resident Advisory Board for Fiscal Year 2016. RAB members meet once a month on the first Thursday to discuss proposed policy changes, budgets and the housing authority annual and five year plans. In the past year, RAB members have helped create the smoke-free policy, modified the public housing and HCV policies and went over the agency budget for FY2016. If would you like having a voice in CHA policy, please fill out an application for the FY2016 RAB and turn it into your site manager or specialist by September 2, 2015. The CHA Board of Commissioners will appoint new members at their September 15, 2015 meeting. The application is on the "Who We Are" page of the Web site under "RAB".
CHA Public Housing Wait List Closed March 1, 2015
This spring, CHA will begin rehabilitation of its Stewart Parker and Paquin Tower neighborhoods. To accommodate residents during construction, CHA is preparing vacant public housing units as temporary homes for the residents of Stewart Parker. In order to have enough units and to avoid adding to long waits for housing, CHA is closing its public housing wait list effective March 1, 2015. Applicants already on the lists will retain their places on the lists in accordance with any preferences for which they qualify.
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.
NOTE: Due to renovations of our public housing stock, the public housing waiting list is currently closed. We are not accepting new applications at this time.
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. Due to renovations, we are currently not accepting applications for the Providence Family 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.
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.
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. Due to renovation, there are currently no openings at Paquin Tower.
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.
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.
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.