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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

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist


Department/Division: Housing Programs

Starting Salary: Minimum Below, Plus Fringe Benefit Package

Minimum Maximum
ANNUAL: $26,000.00 $38,000.00
MONTHLY: $2,166.68 $3,166.67
BI-WEEKLY: $1,000.00 $1,461.54
HOURLY: $12.50 $18.27

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Starting Date: As Soon As Possible/Negotiable

Position Summary: This is a position responsible for providing assistance in obtaining affordable housing for low income families through a tenant based rental assistance program utilizing vouchers. Responsible to provide direct contact with participants and Landlords in the provision of information and the assurance that the responsibilities outlined in the Federal regulations and local administrative plan are met by all parties. Major work activities include (1) interviewing applicants and tenants participating in the Program (2) participating in the operations of CHA’s rental assistance programs including leasing and tenant services; (3) performing quality work to achieve high performance designation for the Housing Choice Voucher Program; and (4) performing portability procedures for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Partial Listing of Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred with major course work in business or public administration, education or related field. Requires a minimum of High School diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of two years’ experience in property management or experience implementing the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Preference given for experience with low income housing management, or 3 years’ experience or training in business or public administration, general management, accounting, finance or social services. Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience with computers and software. Must have obtained or possess the ability to obtain Specialist Certification. Must be bondable, insurable and able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Must be able to travel overnight. Must have or obtain a current Missouri driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a bank account. Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.

HCV Specialist 2020

CHA APPLICATION for Employment & Authorization