Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods event last week! This event discussed how many Columbia families live in insecure housing or neighborhoods that negatively shape their health and other life outcomes. These issues are often poorly understood and difficult to address with meaningful impact. This event provided both academic and practical insights on building public will to address these complex social problems.

The Housing Programs Division had approximately 182 attendees for Dr. Manuel’s talk and will be posting the results of the breakout sessions very soon!





Commissioners unanimously approve new affordable “Cullimore Cottages” neighborhood

We are one step closer to the building of the Cullimore Cottages! Last night the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend the approval of the rezoning pre-development plan for the Cullimore Cottages on N. 8th Street. We are so grateful for the neighborhood and City support for this future development! Below is the link to the Missourian Article discussing the events of the meeting.

Commissioners unanimously approve new affordable “Cullimore Cottages” neighborhood

Home Buyer Preparation

This past Saturday the City of Columbia, Providence Bank and Veterans United partnered to host a home buyer credit class. We were so pleased with the event and hope the participants are as well. If you are interested in future events focused on home ownership preparation please call Darcie with the City of Columbia at 573-874-7244,

For Sale!

The last home is nearly complete on Lynn Street and is FOR SALE! This two bedroom, one bathroom home is located at 103 Lynn Street and is being built by CMCA. Not only is the home beautiful, spacious and move in ready, but also features a private backyard, garage and solar panels!  If you have any questions about the process of purchasing this particular CCLT home, please call Housing Programs Manager Randy Cole at 573-874-6321 or the home’s realtor David Ballenger at 573-881-1707.


Home Buyer Education Class

Here is last weeks Home Buyer Education Class! These FREE classes are held once a month at City Hall and include tips and helpful advice on lending practices, working with real estate agents and credit scores! This class is great for anyone interested in purchasing a home, and a requirement for the purchase of a CCLT home and the City’s Down Payment Assistance Program. Please call Housing Programs staff at 573-874-7244 if you have any questions or are interested in attending!