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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

Public Comment Requested – Alternative Mobility Policy for the HCV Program

The Columbia Housing Authority is requesting public comment on the Implementation of the Alternative Mobility Policy for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Background:  One of the key features of the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program is the mobility component.  If a family has elected to terminate their assisted lease any time after the first year of occupancy and in accordance with program requirements, the PHA must offer the family the opportunity for continued tenant-based rental assistance, in the form of either assistance under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program or other comparable tenant-based rental assistance.

As a result of the CHA’s participation in Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program all of the renovated public housing units have now been converted to Project-Based Voucher (PBV) assisted units.  As such, residents living in renovated public housing units, are now able to request a regular Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher after one year of residency.  If these PBV residents request a Tenant-Based Voucher after one year, they automatically go to the top of the Tenant-Based Voucher waiting list and will be offered the next available voucher.

The Alternative Mobility policy provides that an eligible voucher agency would not be required to provide more than three–quarters (75%) of its turnover vouchers in any single year to a resident with a Project-Based Voucher in a RAD converted property.

The Columbia Housing Authority is recommending adopting this policy to allow for a better balance in the issuing of Tenant-Based Housing Choice Vouchers between residents in a Project-Based Voucher assisted unit and families on the Tenant-Based Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

More Information at:  Alternative Mobility Policy

Public comment can be mailed to:

               Public Comment – Attn:  Phil Steinhaus, CEO

Columbia Housing Authority, 201 Switzler Street, Columbia, MO  65203

Public comment will also be accepted at the CHA Board of Commissioners Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 201 Switzler Street.

For accommodations related to disability, please contact Ms. LaShonda Eniade, Executive Assistant at (573) 443-2556, extension 1122, or (800) 735-2966 (Relay Missouri).