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Programs & Services

CHA’s Affordable Housing & Resident Services

CHA Affordable Housing Properties

The CHA owns and operates 747 units of subsidized affordable housing. Income eligible families and individuals pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.  Residents must pay for their own utilities in most properties.

  • Downtown Family Site—120 units

The following properties are newly renovated:

  • Stuart Parker Apartments—84 units
  • Bear Creek Apartments—76 units
  • Bryant Walkway Apartments – 54 units
  • Bryant Walkway II Apartments – 36 units
  • Oak Towers Apartments—147 units (1)
  • Paquin Tower Apartments—200 units (2)

The following properties are new construction:

  • Patriot Place Apartments— 25 units (3)
  • McBaine Townhomes—5 units

(1) The Oak Towers Apartments are designated as elderly housing, ages 55+. Utilities are provided.

(2) The Paquin Tower Apartments are designated for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Utilities are provided.

(3) The Patriot Place Apartments are designated for homeless Veterans. Utilities are provided.

The CHA is an equal housing opportunity provider.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

CHA administers 1,062 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow families and individuals choose housing from the available rental housing stock in Columbia and Boone County.

CHA also has housing assistance vouchers that serve homeless and special high-risk populations.  Housing assistance through these programs is combined with supportive services.  Referrals for housing assistance are make through our partner agencies who provide the supportive services.

  • 118 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers
  • 65 Shelter Plus Care Vouchers

The program is designed to achieve the following goals:

Provide improved living conditions for low-income families while maintaining rent payments at an affordable level.

Promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower-income and minority families into mainstream society.

Provide an incentive to private owners to rent to lower-income families by offering timely assistance payments, a pool of families to select from, and regular inspections to ensure upkeep of the property.

This assistance is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program, formerly known as Section 8, was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

Resident and Community Services

CHA offers Resident and Community Services that promote education, self-sufficiency, & independent living.


    • Children and Youth Succeed in School and in Life
    • Families Working Toward Self-Sufficiency
    • Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Living Independently

Funding for our programs are provided in part by:

Community Partners

The Columbia Housing Authority has formed multiple partnerships with agencies and organizations throughout the community as well as state and federal agencies to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals.

To find out how you, your agency or organization can partner with CHA to help promote education, family self-sufficiency, and independent living click on the DONATE A GIFT tab.


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