Live in Columbia!


To promote and sustain lasting racial and ethnic integration, diversity and inclusion in Columbia, Maryland, and environs.


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.


At the Columbia Housing Center we dream of a community in which all people are welcome. We promote lasting racial and ethnic integration and diversity in Columbia, Maryland, through our housing advisory services and educational programming.

“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.