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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".

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

Paquin Tower

Enter the lobby at Paquin Tower and you’re likely to find residents battling over Wii Bowling, calling out Bingo numbers or passing the popcorn on movie night. They’ve even been known to throw a pot or two (in the art room). Disabled doesn’t mean dull. Paquin’s efficiency and one-bedroom apartments are all ADA-Accessible with plenty of room to manouver. Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has an office on site with lots of programs for participating residents. Paquin Park, located behind the building, offers accessible garden space where residents tend everything from watermelons to water lilies.

Paquin Tower

  • 200 units
  • Completed June 1973
  • Designated for persons with disabilities and seniors aged 62 and older
  • Located midway between College Avenue and Hitt Street, just north of the University of Missouri-Columbia campus
  • New, geothermal heating/cooling system
  • Utilities provided
  • Affordable CenturyLink cable television available
  • Burrell Behavioral Health office on site
  • Smoking and non-smoking floors
  • Small pet allowed
  • Computer lab, exercise room, pool room, community room, craft room
  • Paquin Park located behind building with accessible garden space
  • 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

 Paquin Tower Floor Plan Maps