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Housing Choice


Ahead Program

WHO WE ARE The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA)

Founded in 1956, the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri provides safe, healthy, and affordable housing to low-income families and individuals in Columbia and Boone County.

The Columbia Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Columbia. The five Commissioners serve staggered four-year terms.

WHAT WE DO We help financially struggling families to find affordable housing

CHA is dedicated to providing affordable rental housing to families who are struggling financially, for whatever reason. Our own properties are well-maintained and managed by trained and certified property managers. If you are looking in a different area of Columbia or Boone County, our team of Housing Choice Voucher Specialists will help qualified applicants with support for rent and utilities. CHA’s policies are based on Housing and Urban Development regulations and designed with input from a Resident Advisory Board and the public.

Our Impact

We help individuals from all areas of life, offering a full spectrum of housing options that fit their unique needs.

Families Currently Housed

Dollars in Resident Services Grants

CHA-Owned Affordable Housing Units

Latest From CHA

April 16, 2024 | THE LATEST FROM CHA

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

December 1, 2023 | THE LATEST FROM CHA

Kinney Point Apartments Pre-Bid Conference

March 29, 2021 | THE LATEST FROM CHA

Randy Cole Named New CEO Of The Housing Authority

August 10, 2010 | THE LATEST FROM CHA

History Of Fair Housing In Columbia

June 21, 2017 | THE LATEST FROM CHA

CHA Families Benefit From Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Meetings & Events

Apr 25

Resident Advisory Board Meeting

5:00 pm | 1201 Paquin St, Columbia, MO 65201
Apr 24

CHA Board of Commissioners Meeting

9:30 am | 201 Switzler Street, Columbia, MO 65203 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Public notice is hereby given that Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri (the "Authority") will hold a public hearing in the board room of the offices of the Authority, 201 Switzler Street, Columbia, Missouri 65203, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, commencing at 9:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, regarding the proposed issuance by the Authority of its exempt facility housing revenue bonds, in one or more series, in a principal amount of not to exceed $8,000,000, for the purpose of financing a portion of the costs of the acquisition and construction of an approximately 34-unit qualified residential rental project under Section 142 of the Internal Revenue Code, to be located on the north side of E. Sexton Road between Grande Avenue on the east and N. Garth Avenue on the west, and south of the residential houses on 4th Avenue (with an approximate address of 7 East Sexton Road) in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be known as Kinney Point Apartments (the "Project"), the principal user of which will be Kinney Point Housing Development Group, LP, a Missouri limited partnership. Interested individuals my attend and participate in the hearing either in person at the address specified above or virtually via Zoom at the following URL: The hearing will be open to the public. All interested persons may attend the hearing and will have an opportunity to express their views with respect to the Project, including the location and nature of the proposed facilities and the issuance of bonds to pay a portion of the costs thereof. Written comments with respect to the Project may also be submitted to the undersigned prior to the hearing. Additional information regarding the proposed Project and the bond issue may be obtained in advance of the hearing from the undersigned. The Authority makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person's ability to participate in public meetings. Persons needing an accommodation must notify the Authority, by telephone at the number below or in writing, no later than five days prior to the hearing to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. Dated this 16th day of April, 2024. Darcie Hamilton Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri 201 Switzler Street Columbia, Missouri 65203 (573) 443-2556 ext. 7035 TTY Relay (800) 735-2966
Dec 13

Kinney Point Apartments Pre-Bid Conference

11:00 am | The Columbia Housing Authority is hosting a Pre-Bid Conference in partnership with EM Harris Construction for the construction of eleven new apartment buildings for our Kinney Point development at 100 East Sexton in Columbia.

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