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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program gives more housing choices….throughout the community.

The waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is CLOSED at this time due to the large number of applicants on the current waiting list and therefore not accepting new applications. During the week of October 8 -12, 2018 , The Columbia Housing Authority received 900 applications from families seeking housing assistance through the HCV program. It will be a least two (2) years before the waiting list is opened again. Applicants were assigned to the waiting list by using a lottery system.

If you are interested in checking your status on the waiting list, the Head of Household must come into the front desk at the main office of the Columbia Housing Authority, 201 Switzler Street, with a valid photo ID.

Not all jobs and schools are located in the heart of Columbia. CHA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance program lets families live close to work and gives them greater flexibility in choosing their child’s school. Families can look throughout Columbia and Boone County to find the neighborhood that best fits their needs. Under this program, if jobs move or situations change, rental assistance moves with the family. Eligible families may rent from any qualified private landlord who accepts rental assistance vouchers. Participants negotiate their own lease, and CHA pays a portion of their monthly rent, based on their income and the size of the household.



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