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 Commissioners, other than the Commissioner who is directly assisted by the authority, shall serve for terms of one, two, three, four, and five years, respectively, from the date of their appointment, but thereafter Commissioners, other than the Commissioner who is directly assisted by the authority, shall be appointed as aforesaid for a term of office of five years except that all vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. 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.