Columbia taking applications for home improvement program

Columbia’s Community Development Department will begin accepting applications for a new housing rehabilitation program, Single-Family Housing Improvement for Neighborhood Enhancement (SHINE). This program includes projects ranging from weatherization up to home replacement for houses located in the City of Columbia.

Applications will only be accepted in person during the enrollment sessions. Applicants must meet the requirements and applications must be complete with all of the required documents.

Applicant requirements:
• The home must be single-family, owner-occupied and located in the incorporated limits of the City of Columbia
• The household must meet the income requirement of low or moderate
• The owner must live in the home or has owned the home for a minimum of five (5) years

Open enrollment sessions:
June 13, 10 am – 3 pm
Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue, Columbia

June 28, 10 am – 3 pm
Earlewood Park, 1113 Recreation Drive, Columbia

Applications for the SHINE program are available online at and at the following local community centers starting June 1:

• Busby St. Community Center, 1735 Busby Street
• Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
• Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
• Lorick Park, 1600 Lorick Avenue
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street
• Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road
• Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant Street

For more information, please visit or e-mail [email protected].