The mission of the Office of Neighborhood Services is to improve the quality of life for Columbia’s residents through fairly and swiftly enforcing city codes related to residential life and build a sense of community by offering valuable volunteer opportunities, providing resources for neighborhood leaders to solve issues independently and managing donations to support our community.
The CAPER is an evaluation and performance report required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At the end of each fiscal year, the CAPER details the City of Columbia's accomplishments toward meeting the goals outlined in it FY 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan. The CAPER compares actual performance measures with the performance measures listed in the Action Plan, which is developed before the fiscal year. The CAPER reports on activities funded by the federal HOME, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs.