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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

Fair Housing & Lending Seminar – April 5 & 6

The Fair Housing and Lending Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from noon to 430 pm and on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 8am-330pm.  The seminar will be held in City Hall, 701 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65201. 

Event sponsors include Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Central Bank of Boone County, the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the Columbia Housing Authority, the City of Columbia Human Rights Commission and Disabilities Commission. 

Mayor Brian Treece will open the Thursday and Friday events and will present the Mayor’s Proclamation declaring April Fair Housing and Lending Month on Friday morning. 

These free public events will include presentations by fair housing and lending experts. 

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Nate Johnson, President of Real Estate Solutions Group will present a program entitled “Focus on Fair Housing.”  This program has been approved for 3 CORE credits for Missouri licensed real estate professionals and by the Missouri Bar for 3.3 MCLE credit hours.

On Friday, April 6, 2018, the City of Columbia’s Housing Programs Manager will speak on affirmatively furthering fair housing in Columbia and the Community Land Trust.  Historian, author and Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri Gary Kremer will provide a historical perspective of redlining and fair housing and lending in Missouri.  University of Missouri Law Professor and Fair Housing Expert Rigel Oliveri will provide attendees with updates on fair housing and lending laws and HUD action.  The afternoon features concurrent sessions.  There will be a small group building inclusive communities workshop.  Eric Krekel, the Director of Investigative Operations for the Missouri Commission on Human Rights will speak on Fair Housing and Lending Complaints under the Missouri Human Rights Act.  Assistant Director of the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council will present on redlining, fair lending and the Community Reinvestment Act.  Friday’s program has been approved for 5.4 MCLE credit hours.

Participants in the Journey to Inclusive Excellence may have their passports stamped if they attend the event.  The event will also include a city programs fair.  The programs fair will allow participants to meet with representatives of different housing, neighborhood, energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

You can register for the event on the City of Columbia’s website at and search “Fair Housing Seminar.”