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CHA Mission:

Provide quality affordable housing opportunities with supportive and economic resources to eligible households in Columbia, Boone County.

CHA Vision:

To be our community’s leading affordable housing provider with a diverse and expanding portfolio of safe, energy-efficient and affordable housing options connected to supportive resources that foster stability and upward mobility.


Integrity:  We act honestly and ethically in all aspects of our organization.  We will continue to strengthen our policies and standards to best serve our mission.

Accountability:  We are responsible, committed, and answerable to each other, to those we serve and to those who have entrusted us with resources.

Respect:  We have respect for CHA residents, CHA staff and community partners by giving dignity and value to all.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our staff, board, and services to residents.  We recognize and value everyone’s life experience, perspective, and culture. 

Safety:  We establish partnerships with CHA residents, CHA staff and other stakeholders to help create and maintain a safe environment.


CHA’s two major housing assistance programs are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Check out our latest video about our Affordable Housing Initiative to renovate our aging public housing stock and the services we provide to promote family self-sufficiency and independent living.

You may want to watch our other videos on our YouTube Channel.

Newly Renovated Public Housing on Unity Drive – Stuart Parker ApartmentsNewly Renovated Public Housing on Elleta Boulevard – The Bear Creek Apartments


The Section 8 Waiting List is now open!
See details here

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