The City of Columbia has been helping individuals and families for over 40 years get into homeownership, make home improvements, rehabilitate or build new homes throughout the City Of Columbia by utilizing funds from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through their Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME investment Partnership Program and the City’s General Funds. Residents must be willing to purchase a home or currently reside within the City of Columbia corporate city limits to qualify.   Buyers and residents must meet income restrictions to qualify for designated programs.  The City's Housing Division can help you determine which program will meet your housing needs.