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Columbia Housing Authority receives federal grant

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

Columbia Housing Authority receives federal grant

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

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The Columbia Housing Authority will receive a $384,255 grant to pay the salary of two supportive services coordinators for the next three years.

The Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency grant was presented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We are excited to receive this grant,” said Gilbert Walker, executive director of the CHA, in a news release. “The CHA is dedicated to more than just affordable housing. We want our residents to have the opportunities through programs that our case managers work hard to create.”

Service coordinators evaluate the needs of those who live in conventional public housing and provide case management services.

CHA, the largest housing authority in South Carolina, manages nearly 2,000 conventional public housing units and administers almost 4,000 rental assistance contracts throughout Richland County.