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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.

If you are a homeless veteran, please click on the VASH button for additional information on the Veteran's Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) program that may be able to provide you with housing and additional services.


The HCV program offer rental assistance to persons with low-income who wish to live in homes in the private rental market, but cannot afford market rental rates. HCV participants pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. The Housing Authority Assistance Payments Program subsidizes the balance of rent for the property owner.

CHA administers approximately 3,100 Vouchers and Moderate Rehabilitation Certificates.  With a Certificate or Voucher, a family is able to select a home in the private rental market. If the family chooses to move, the assistance is transferable. All housing must be inspected by the CHA staff and meet Housing Quality Standards.
For more information about Columbia Housing Authority's HCV8 program, please call (803) 254-3886, ext. 235.