We do not have any emergency housing programs.  If you are in need of emergency housing assistance, please call 211 to speak with a United Way representative 

Since 1934, the Columbia Housing Authority has been providing affordable housing to the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County in South Carolina. 


The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, S.C.

The CHA will accept Public Housing applications from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1, 2018 for the following waiting lists:

 1. ​Elderly Housing at Oak-Read and Marion Street highrises. Eligible applicants must be 62 years old with no children.
​2. Standard Housing for 4 and 5 Bedroom Eligible Families.

Applications will be accepted for these 2 categories only starting March 1, 2018 on the first business day of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.  
Applications can only be made online at www.chasc.org

​The CHA is not opening the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program at this time.