Live in Columbia!


To champion and sustain thriving racially-integrated communities in and around Columbia, Maryland.


Our services will include:

  • Free apartment referrals
  • Fair Housing training and education
  • Promotion of Columbia’s inclusive values

Help Us Get Started

We aim to honor James Rouse’s vision of an equitable city by intentionally working to keep Columbia racially integrated. Please help jumpstart our work by making a tax-deductible donation today. Columbia Housing Center donations are being handled by our fiscal agent, the long-established Community Foundation of Howard County.


Are you interested in giving your time to support the launch of the Columbia Housing Center? Do you want to get more involved in promoting racial integration in your community?


By 2022, the Columbia Housing Center will have established a go-to rental referral service that helps property owners find renters and renters find homes, while promoting racially-integrated communities.

“The best small city in the United States!”

Columbia is a special place and was named the best small city in the US by Money magazine in 2016. In addition to our great open spaces, schools, and libraries, one of Columbia’s recognized strengths was our racial diversity.