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

Genie Rogers Receives Howard B. Lang Jr. Award

Genie Rogers was selected to receive the seventh annual Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia. She was recognized at the top of the Columbia City Council meeting on Monday, July 6, 2015. Numerous members of her family and friendship circle were present to observe the award presentation.

Request for Public Comment

The CHA is requesting public comment on proposed changes to the CHA Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and the CHA Public Housing Lease and Trespassing Policy. Information on these proposed policy changes can be found through the links below: 2015 Public Comment Requested Lease and Trespass Policy 7-1-15 2015 ACOP Public Comment Requested

July RAB Meeting moved to Accommodate Fourth of July holiday

Due to its proximity to the Fourth of July holiday, the July 2, 2015 Resident Advisory Board meeting will be moved to July 9, 2015, at 5:00 PM at Paquin Tower. RAB members will be discussing clarification of the trespass policy. The public is welcome to attend.

Public Comment Requested – FYE2016 Budget & Annual Plan

Public Hearing Notice CHA Budget & Annual Plan – Notice of Public Comment The Board of Commissioners of the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) is requesting public comment on the FYE2016 Operating and Capital Fund Budgets and the Annual Plan and Five-Year Plan. CHA Budget & Annual Plan FYE2016 (2015-05-01)   Public Hearings The CHA Board

CHA Closes Public Housing Waiting List

  Columbia, Missouri, February 27, 2015:  The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) will stop accepting applications for public housing and close its public housing waiting lists effective March 1, 2015.  The full press release and public notice is available through the link below. CHA to Close Public Housing Waiting List 2-27-15

Oops! The actual final proposed smoke free policy

CHA staff has revised the proposed smoke free policy several times over the past four months, incorporating resident and public comments and suggestions. By mistake, an early version was sent to the Board of Commissioners meeting February 17, 2015. Due to the mix up, the Board tabled the vote on the policy. The honest-to-goodness, actual

Public Notice of Proposed Changes to Public Housing Policy

CHA is proposing to replace its smoke-free floors policy with a CHA-wide smoke free building policy. The Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) will need to be amended to include this policy, which has been crafted with substantial input from public housing residents. A second change to the ACOP is proposed to give preference to

Public Hearing Notice – Annual Plan Amendment

The Board of Commissioners of the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) is requesting public comment on a significant amendment to the CHA’s FYE2015 Annual PHA Plan and Five Year Plan. The significant amendment deals with the CHA’s plans to make renovations to all 719 units of Public Housing using the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.

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