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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


Department/Division: Administration

Job Title: Receptionist

Wage Range: $11.00 – 16.00/hour

Starting salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent fringe benefit package.

Summary of Position:  This is a skilled clerical position requiring knowledge of current office practices.  Work assignments include greeting the public, answering telephones, performing tasks that require attention to detail, accurate word processing, and providing clerical support to Senior Staff as needed or assigned. Basic knowledge of CHA’s affordable housing programs preferred.

Application deadline is Monday, November 20, 2017 at close of business.  Application and job description available at Columbia Housing Authority, 201 Switzler St, Columbia, or, ADA accommodations, EOE.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, which includes supplemental training and/or courses in secretarial science.
  • Minimum of two years experience and/or training in clerical and secretarial functions including word processing, operating standard office equipment and records maintenance.
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be bondable and insurable.
  • Must have a valid Missouri driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a bank account.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must pass a background check.

Complete Job Description Below:

Please submit the following documents by Monday, November 20, 2017 to apply.  Documents can be faxed to CHA at 573-443-0051, or emailed to

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé
  3. CHA Employment Application & Authorization Form

Please direct inquiries to:
Jeanette Nelson, Human Resource Manager
For accommodations related to disability call (573) 443-2556, ext. 1120