Skip to Main Content

Board Members

The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, SC (also known as Columbia Housing) is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners. Members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Columbia and ratified by City Council.

At least one of the Commissioners shall be a person who is directly assisted by Columbia Housing; either a resident of or program participant. The Commissioner who is directly assisted by the authority must remain as an assisted resident in order to continue service on the Board of Commissioners. 

The Commissioners shall be appointed as aforesaid for a term of office of five years except that all vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. 

Members

Chairman Ernest Cromartie III

Ernest Cromartie, III - Chairman

2nd Term: August, 2021 - August, 2026

1st Term: April, 2016 - August, 2021 

Commissioner Kara Simmons

Kara Simmons, Vice-Chairman

1st Term: March, 2019 - March, 2024

Commissioner James Chatfield

James Chatfield, Commissioner

First Term: March, 2019 - March, 2024

Commissioner George Green

George Green, Commissioner

3rd Term: August, 2021 - August, 2026

2nd Term: March, 2016 - August, 2021

1st Term: March, 2011 - March, 2016

Commissioner Georgia Mjartan

Georgia Mjartan, Commissioner

First Term: March, 2019 - March, 2024

Selena Pickens - Vice-Chairman

Selena Pickens, Commissioner

2nd Term: September, 2017 - September, 2022

1st Term: April, 2012 - September, 2017

Sinclair, Anne - Commissioner

Anne Sinclair - Commissioner

First Term: March, 2019 - March, 2024