The Columbia Housing Authority is not staffed by the City of Columbia. Meeting materials can be found on the Columbia Housing Authority website at www.columbiaha.com.
Acquires, leases and operates housing projects, contracts for furnishings and services, invests funds, investigates living, dwelling and housing conditions within its area of operation and issues a report of the annual audit of all operations and activities undertaken. Members of this five member board must be taxpayers who have resided in the City for one year prior to appointment. No member of the board can be an officer or employee of the city or have an interest direct or indirect in any housing project or property included or planned to be included in any housing project. One member must be a tenant of Housing Authority property. The length of terms is four years, with openings occurring in May.
The Columbia Housing Authority was established as a result of the May 29, 1956 election. The legislative authority for the Housing Authority is contained in Chapter 99 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.