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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

History of Fair Housing in Columbia

Our Journey to Fair Housing

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics illegal in the rental, sale, insuring and financing of housing. But the road to fair housing was not easy, nor is the journey over. Watch this short documentary to see how housing discrimination drastically changed Columbia, Missouri and hear first-hand stories from the people who had to endure it all.

View the documentary video:  Our Journey to Fair Housing