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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.

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.

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(573) 874-5161 TTY

Oak Towers

Oak Towers

Designed for active, independent seniors,  Oak Towers is home to a vibrant community of residents who enjoy gardening, crafts, cooking, billiards, and of course, a good game of bingo.

  • 147 units
  • Completed December 1966
  • Designated for residents age 50 or older
  • Located on the southeast corner of Sexton Road and Garth Avenue (700 North Garth Avenue)
  • Efficiency and one bedroom units
  • Craft room, chapel, computer lab, exercise room, community room
  • Resident Gardens on the back terrace
  • Small pet allowed
  • Bus shelter in front of building

Applying for Housing and Moving In to Your New Home

Applying for Housing and Moving In To Your New Home

New, energy-efficient washers in the Oak laundry room