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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

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