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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

Section 3 & MBE/WBE Program


The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri is pleased to present its Section 3 Plan, which will assist staff, contractors and developers in complying with the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended in 1994. This program will ensure that employment, training, and other economic opportunities generated by HUD financial assistance provided to the CHA shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low and very-low income persons, particularly those who are public housing residents and to businesses which provide economic opportunities to low and very-low income persons.

Columbia Housing Authority has established goals for both hiring and contracting that, when met, will demonstrate satisfactory efforts to comply with Section 3.

The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri by this program affirms its commitment to maximize, to the greatest extent feasible, the creation of employment, training, and contracting opportunities for low and very-low income persons.

The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri also commits to providing contractors and developers with procedural assistance on all matters relating to this program, as needed, to achieve the program’s goal.

For more information about the CHA’s Section 3 Plan and business certification process, please refer to the links below.