State of the Columbia Housing Authority

FYE2013 Annual Report

Professional Housing Programs ♦ Effective Asset Management
Safe & Crime-Free Communities ♦ Successful Families & Independent Living
Strategic Planning & Social Leadership


November 19, 2013

A Report to the CHA Board of Commissioners and the Community

The State of the Columbia Housing Authority FYE2013 Annual Report presents an opportunity to review the accomplishments and challenges of the past fiscal year, outline goals for the coming year, and provide a longer range view of the future of CHA. The goal of the report is to provide a framework for continued strategic planning by the CHA Board of Commissioners and staff while also helping our broader community, partners and friends understand our recent accomplishments as well as the enormous challenges the CHA is embracing as a leading provider of affordable housing in our community.

Professionally operated housing programs and effective asset management form the foundation of the CHA. Safe and crime-free communities allow the CHA to provide resident services that enable families to be successful and for the elderly and persons with disabilities to live independently. Strategic planning and social leadership are the keys to ensuring that the CHA will continue to be a leader in providing affordable housing combined with supportive services that enable those we serve to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient.

As we move forward in FYE2014, the CHA will be focused on implementing its long-range strategic plan to expand its social leadership role in the community to provide affordable housing with an emphasis on family self-sufficiency and independent living. In 2013, the CHA launched its Affordable Housing Initiative to achieve its goal of developing new affordable housing that is affordable, accessible, energy-efficient, healthy, safe, and well-maintained.

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