Jackson Housing Authority
To provide quality housing and supporting services for low and moderate income persons, which promote upward mobility and a better standard of living.
ADDRESS: 125 Preston Street, Jackson, Tennessee, 38301
Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) was organized and chartered in 1939 pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law of Tennessee. JHA is a public non-profit corporation which provides the low-rent public housing, Section 8, and Community Development programs as its primary activities. JHA is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor to staggered five-year terms. The Executive Director serves as Secretary to the Board and has the responsibility for the administration of the agency, pursuant to Board policy.
Jackson Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,
ancestry, age, physical or mental disability.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) seeks to amend its 2013 Annual Plan which requires a 45-day public comment period under 24 CFR 903.17. Notification is hereby given for a significant amendment to the 2013 PHA Annual Plan to provide for the implementation of the new flat rent provision resulting from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2014 Appropriations Act. Section 210 amended the United States Housing Act of 1937 to create new rules for flat rents for public housing residents. This law requires that all public housing authorities (PHAs) set their flat rents no lower than 80 percent of the applicable fair market rent (FMR) by June 1, 2014. Additionally, the statue limits annual flat rent increases to 35 percent of the existing flat rent amount, and the amount will be phased in to ensure that families do not experience a rent increase of more than 35 percent annually. The new flat rent schedule will apply to the family’s next annual rent option or annual reexamination.
The Flat Rent Schedule is available for review and inspection by clicking here Flat Rent Schedule Proposed 2014 and posted in all JHA offices. The public hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. CST at the Central Office of the Jackson Housing Authority located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, Tennessee. All comments should be made in writing and delivered to the Jackson Housing Authority to the attention of “Flat Rents” to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
SECTION 8 WAITING LIST IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PLEASE NOTE: Jackson Housing Authority issues vouchers for MADISON COUNTY only.
THE NEIGHBOR – JACKSON HOUSING AUTHORITY’S NEWSLETTER
Click on the link below to access Jackson Housing Authority’s current newsletter.
JHA Newsletter – Winter 2013
The office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Monday, May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day
Friday, July 4, 2014 – Independence Day
Monday, September 1, 2014 – Labor Day