Randy Cole Named New CEO of the Housing Authority

The Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Cole as the new CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA).  Mr. Cole will start his position on May 3, 2021.  For more information please refer to the press release below. Randy Cole Named Housing Authority CEO 2021-03-29 “We are

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

CHA Families Benefit from Family Self-Sufficiency Program

  Columbia, Missouri – June 21, 2017:  Families receiving housing assistance through the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) have benefitted significantly from the opportunities and support provided through the HUD-funded Family Self-Sufficiency Program.  The CHA currently has 135 families participating in the program. The CHA employs two (2) full-time Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinators with the funds received

Family Self-Sufficiency Graduate Buys First Home

Press Release:  cha-family-self-sufficiency-graduate-buys-first-home-2016-09-23   Meghan Foster, the Columbia Housing Authority’s newest homeowner will be honored as the Testimonial Speaker at the Money Smart Graduation Ceremony on September 26, 2016.  Ms. Foster will share how she developed a plan for self-sufficiency and a path to homeownership. Meghan moved to the CHA’s Bear Creek Apartments in February

Local Banks Donate Over $80,000 to Help Furnish Patriot Place

A group of local banks has committed $81,434 to purchase furnishings for 13 apartments and the construction of a picnic pavilion and other amenities for Patriot Place, a new apartment complex for veterans created through a partnership of the Columbia Housing Authority and Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital. The seven banks contributing are UMB Bank, Merchants

Fair Housing & Lending Seminar – 4/8/16

The City Of Columbia is sponsoring a Fair Housing & Lending Seminar on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at City Hall, 701 East Broadway. Fair Housing & Lending Seminar Information Co-Sponsors Include: The Columbia Housing Authority; The Missouri Commission on Human Rights; and The Columbia Apartment Association Presentation Topics Include:

Affordable Housing Symposium December 3 & 4

The City of Columbia will be hosting an Affordable Housing Symposium on December 3rd and 4th. The event will act as a forum to educate and share information regarding current and future affordable housing needs in Columbia as well as identify innovative approaches to addressing affordable housing. Information and Registration  

5 K Run to Support Welcome Home

Show your support for our U.S. Military Veterans by joining the No1LeftBehind 5K run to benefit the Welcome Home project to build a new shelter and supportive services center for homeless Veterans. Date:  Saturday, October 24, 2015 Place:  Cosmo Park, Nickell Shelter Registration at 8:00 a.m. Race Begins at 9:00 a.m. Welcome Home 5 K Run

Now Taking Membership Applications for the Resident Advisory Board

CHA is now accepting applications from current residents in public housing and housing choice voucher programs to serve on the Resident Advisory Board. Members review and comment on proposed policy revisions, budgets and annual and five year plans. For more information and a link to the application, click here.

August Resident Advisory Board Meeting

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) will meet one more time this fiscal year, on August 6, 2015. Members will consider a proposed Chapter 18 on the RAD program for the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. Members will also receive certificates of appreciation for their hard work this past year. Any CHA public housing or HCV

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