Contact: Randy Cole
Neighborhood Services Manager
Students from the University of Missouri's Truman School of Public Affairs will present findings from a survey on safe and affordable housing in Columbia at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the mezzanine conference room of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway. The presentation is open to the public.
Three students, Josh Meyer, Jacob Pickett and Samuel Christensen, conducted a study to determine the highest priority barriers to affordable housing from the perspective of the low-moderate income population of the City of Columbia. The students surveyed 133 people earlier this year.
The survey achieves a goal of the city's comprehensive plan that directs how federal housing funds are used in Columbia. Results of the study may provide insight and direction on how best to invest Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds to meet affordable housing needs in Columbia.
To learn more about the City of Columbia's CDBG and HOME programs that support housing, visit www.GoColumbiaMo.com or call (573) 874-7244.