Housing Programs Division

Neighborhood Engagement: CDBG COVID-19 Recovery Funds

The Community Development Department, Housing Programs Division hosted five virtual neighborhood engagement meetings in an effort to gather input on priority housing and community development needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Additional CDBG COVID-19 background information is below as well as the participant responses. 

Please contact Randy Cole at 573-874-6321, Randall.Cole@como.govopens an email link with questions. 

City of Columbia – Housing and Community Development Needs Survey for FY 2021

2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan


Team Mission: Administer federal and local funds to meet housing and community development needs in Columbia.

The Housing Programs Division oversees the implementation of federal funds received through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  These funds meet a variety of housing, infrastructure and economic development needs for low to moderate income households and neighborhoods. The Housing Programs Division also staffs the Columbia Community Land Trust and supports the stewardship of the City’s investments in affordable housing.

What we do:

City Council’s Policy Funding Resolution supports annual funding amounts as follows:


  • 25-40% Affordable Housing
  • 20-50% Infrastructure
  • 10-50% Economic Development
  • 0-30%   Community Facilities
  • 0-5%     Fair Housing
  • 0-18%   Administration


  • 15% Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)
  • 75% Rehabilitation, new construction (rental or owner occupied), homebuyer assistance
  • 10% Administration

CDBG and HOME funded activities are guided by needs, goals, and deliverablesopens PDF file as identified in the Consolidated Plan