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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 – CHA Parking Policy

The CHA Safety Department has completed an extensive review of the CHA Parking Policy and has developed a series of updates designed to ensure the safety of our residents and their vehicles.  The policy updates will also ensure that only authorized persons are parking in our parking lots.

Access the proposed updates through the link below.

The policy updates have several main goals:

  1. To ensure that all CHA residents with vehicles have registered their vehicles with us and that their vehicles are licensed and in working order.
  2. To allow CHA residents sufficient time to register their vehicle, license their vehicle, and/or get their vehicle in working order.  Sufficient time to comply is built into the policy in order to prevent unnecessary hardship or towing of the resident’s vehicle..
  3. To identify unauthorized vehicles in our parking lots that may also indicate the presence of unauthorized persons living on property.
  4. To remove unauthorized vehicles from CHA properties when the driver of the vehicle is arrested on CHA property and taken into custody.  This would include trespassing and other more serious criminal activity.

In most cases a parking violation ticket is issued and the resident is given three (3) days to comply.  The policy is flexible to allow additional time for licensing or repairs on a case by case basis.  The only time a vehicle would be towed immediately would be in the case that the driver of the unauthorized vehicle is arrested on CHA property and taken into custody.