CHA looking for Wall of Fame Nominees

Columbia, S.C. – The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) is accepting applications for the 2018 Wall of Fame nominees until January 26. The Wall of Fame honors past residents who have made successful achievements in their lives. The Honoree will be recognized at a ceremony on April 9 that the public is invited to attend.

“Wall of Fame Honorees serve as great role models for our youth who live in public housing,” said Gilbert Walker, Executive Director of the CHA. “These Honorees are an example of how you can achieve success under any circumstances and I believe that is important for the youth of today to see.”

The Wall of Fame began in 1988 under former Executive Director, Mr. William Ballou. Ballou was concerned about the absence of positive role models in the lives of children living in public housing, and he suspected that it was a contributing factor in the cycle of government dependence among families. He believed that if children could see former public housing residents achieve great success, it would encourage them to set higher goals and standards for themselves. It was this belief that provided the inspiration for the Wall of Fame.

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CHA is the largest housing authority in South Carolina and is recognized as one of the best housing authorities in the nation. CHA manages about 2,000 conventional public housing units and administers almost 4,000 rental assistance contracts throughout Richland County. CHA is continuously recognized by HUD for its successful housing, education, and resident programs. You can also connect with CHA on social media and follow the CHA’s Twitter (@ColaHousingAuth) and Instagram page (@ColumbiaHousingAuth) For more information visit our website

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