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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.

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201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay

CHA Awarded Funds to Promote Family Self-Sufficiency

Columbia, Missouri, July 18, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $103,675 to the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) to promote Family Self-Sufficiency.  This grant is part of an allocation of $75 million nationwide to help families living in public housing and those participating in HUD’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program connect with services to further their education, find good jobs, and to set them on a path to self-sufficiency.

Funded through HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), these grants allow public housing agencies (PHAs) to work with social service agencies, community colleges, businesses, and other local partners to help public housing residents and individuals participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program  advance their education or gain marketable skills that will help them get a job or advance in their current workplace. As of Fiscal Year 2015, recipients of Project-Based Rental Assistance are also eligible to participate in the program.

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