City of Columbia to begin accepting housing rehabilitation applications

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The City of Columbia’s Community Development Department will soon start accepting applications for a new housing rehabilitation program. The SHINE program (Single-Family Housing Improvement for Neighborhood Enhancement) 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 enrollment sessions. Those who apply must meet the requirements and applications must be complete with all 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 years

SHINE Program applications are available online at and at the following local community centers starting June 1: Busby St. Community Center, Hyatt Park, Greenview Park, Lorick Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Pinehurst Park, and Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center.

Open enrollment sessions will take place Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eau Claire Print Building, and Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Earlewood Park.

The Community Development staff will meet with each applicant to review the application and required documentation. Examine and download the application checklist of necessary documents and forms that need to be completed, to prepare for the application process. The checklist can be found here.

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