Columbia, MO – December 1, 2014: The Columbia Housing Authority announced today that it has received funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB) to help create Patriot Place – Apartments for Veterans.
Each agency awarded $500,000 separately to the project for a total funding contribution of $1,000,000. These two awards bring the housing authority within 69 % of its goal of $4.5 million.
The Patriot Place – Apartments for Veterans are being created through a partnership between the Columbia Housing Authority and the Truman VA and contain 25 one-bedroom apartments for Veterans participating in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program. The VASH program serves Veterans by combining supportive services provided by the Truman VA with rent assistance from the Columbia Housing Authority.