​The CHA has 2 housing programs:  the public housing program and the section 8 housing choice voucher program.  Both of these programs have waiting lists.  Eligibility is based on your family income and family size.

 The four waiting lists that will open are:

1. The Public Housing Select list – these are apartments for persons who have worked for more than 1 year at least thirty hours a week or who receive a disability check.  The 2, 3, and 4 bedroom waiting lists are open.

2.  The Public Housing Standard list – these are for persons eligible or a four or five bedroom waiting list.  We are not accepting for other bedroom sizes.

3.  The Cayce Housing Authority – all bedroom sizes

4.  The Eastover Housing Complex in Eastover, SC – all bedroom sizes

 After March 24, the CHA will continue to receive applications for four and five bedroom public housing until we receive 200 applications and for the Eastover public housing until we receive 500 applications.

We are not accepting applications for any other programs to include the Housing Choice Voucher better known as Section 8.

 We will accept applications only on line and there is never a fee to apply.  Applications will be placed on the list based on date and time of application.  We are not using the lottery system for this opening of the list.

The CHA does not have any emergency housing.  Please see our website for other affordable housing opportunities in Columbia.

The CHA is opening the waiting list for four sections of the list on Tuesday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m..  The application period will close on Friday, March 24 at noon.