Mayor says Columbia Housing board will review current staff


Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he wants to see the Columbia Housing Authority commissioners keep their staff accountable. This comes several days after one of the commissioners resigned after she said she wasn’t receiving the information she needed to make decisions. 

The Housing Authority is under scrutiny after two men–Derrick Roper and Calvin Witherspoon –died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes at the Allen Benedict Court apartments, a public housing complex which the authority oversees. Read more>>>