COLUMBIA - The Columbia Housing Authority acquired six properties near the intersection of Garth Avenue and Sexton Road on Wednesday. According to a press release from CHA, the purchases were made in order to develop new affordable housing options for low-income families.
The properties, located in downtown Columbia, are close to other vacant lots already purchased by the City of Columbia and the Columbia Community Development Corporation (CCDC), as well as CHA's eight-story high-rise building, Oak Towers. In the release, Phil Steinhaus, CEO of the housing authority, said opportunities for partnership could emerge from the recent purchases.
"We believe that there is a strong need to develop new affordable housing in this area," Steinhaus said. "This is an ideal location for the CHA to demonstrate its ability to be a leader in developing new housing that is affordable, accessible, energy-efficient, safe, healthy and well-maintained."
The map below, provided by CHA, highlights the properties owned by CHA, the City of Columbia and CCDC.