On February 7, 2013, the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) received notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the housing authority was designated as a “High Performer” for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

The performance of the Columbia Housing Authority is evaluated by HUD on an annual basis using the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). The Columbia Housing Authority was evaluated using four main criteria: 1.) Physical condition of public housing properties; 2.) Financial condition of the agency; 3.) Management operations; and 4.) Resident satisfaction.

The Columbia Housing Authority earned a score of 93 points out of 100 points possible. Housing authorities scoring 90 points or higher on the assessment are designated as “High Performers” which is an indication of excellence in the overall management and operations of the housing authority. The CHA was also designated as a High Performer in FYE2010 and FYE2009.

The CHA was also recognized for its professional management of it Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in 2012. The CHA earned a score of 104% on the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP).

A copy of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score report and the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score report are included in the Press Release.

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