Columbia Housing Authority

201 Switzler St., Columbia, MO, 65201
(573) 443-2556

Boone County

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About Columbia Housing Authority

Founded in 1956, the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, Missouri provides safe, healthy, and affordable housing to low-income families and individuals in Columbia and Boone County.

The Columbia Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Columbia. The five Commissioners serve staggered four-year terms.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbia Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher Program is to assist low income households leading efforts with local organizations to find more choices for decent, safe, and affordable housing opportunities (Rental and Home Ownership) in Boone County. The Columbia Housing Authority seeks to improve the quality of life, to insure fair housing, support the commitment, and to encourage affordable housing for persons of low and moderate income within the boundaries of Boone County.

Program Summary for Columbia Housing Authority

Columbia Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Columbia Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 719 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Columbia Housing Authority administered a total of 1,167 Section 8 Vouchers. Columbia Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Columbia Housing Authority is located at 201 Switzler St., Columbia, MO, 65201 and serves the city of Columbia. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Columbia Housing Authority at, (573) 443-2556 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Columbia Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 5
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 1,167
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 719
Waiting list for the Columbia Housing Authority is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Boone County, MO

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Boone County, MO:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,400
  • $27,850
  • $31,350
  • $34,800
  • $37,600
  • $40,400
  • $43,200
  • $45,950
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,650
  • $16,750
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $39,000
  • $44,600
  • $50,150
  • $55,700
  • $60,200
  • $64,650
  • $69,100
  • $73,550

2017 Fair Market Rents for Boone County, MO

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Boone County, MO:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$546 $619 $772 $1061 $1360

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Boone County Housing Authority Boone County Housing Authority Columbia MO 401 N/A Open 0.3 Miles Contact
Fulton Housing Authority Fulton Housing Authority Fulton MO 185 N/A Open 21.78 Miles Contact
Boonville Housing Authority Boonville Housing Authority Boonville MO 1,265 N/A Open 21.83 Miles Contact
Fayette Housing Authority Fayette Housing Authority Fayette MO N/A N/A Open 22.51 Miles Contact
Jefferson City Housing Authority Jefferson City Housing Authority Jefferson City MO 231 319 Open 27.73 Miles Contact
Mexico Housing Authority Mexico Housing Authority Mexico MO 376 N/A Open 28.49 Miles Contact

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Columbia Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Boone County Quick Facts

Population: 172,717
Persons Per Household: 2.38
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 29.4%
Homeownership Rate: 57.1%
Housing Units: 71,890
Yearly Income Per Person: $26,895
Median Household Income: $48,627