JACKSON HOUSING AUTHORITY TO OPEN THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) WAITING LIST

THE SECTION 8 WAITING LIST WILL OPEN ON APRIL 23, 2015 FROM 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED ONLINE AT www.jacksonha.com.

WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OR PERSONS NEEDING ASSISTANCE MUST BE PUT IN WRITING TO THE ATTENTION OF SECTION 8 PRE-APPLICATIONS, JACKSON HOUSING AUTHORITY, 125 PRESTON STREET, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, 38301.

PLEASE NOTE: NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE JACKSON HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE SECTION 8 PROGRAM. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN ONLINE ON THIS WEBSITE.
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APPLY FOR SECTION 8

Waiting List will open promptly at 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, April 23, 2015, and will close at 5:00 p.m. CST. Applications will be received online on the Jackson Housing Authority’s website.

Please be prepared for your online Section 8 application on April 23, 2015. You will need social security card, names and date of birth for all family members including the total income of all family members. You will submit only ONE application, duplicates will not be accepted. A confirmation number will be given upon submission of your application. Please be prepared to write it down for future reference. You are NOT guaranteed placement on the waiting list by submitting an application. Head of household must be 18 years of age at the time of application.
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For changes to your Section 8 Application, a Change of Information on Section 8 Pre-Application Form located on this page under “DOWNLOADS” must be brought or mailed to the Central Office. YOU COULD BE DENIED HOUSING ASSISTANCE IF YOU FAIL TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR APPLICATION.
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WAITING LIST INFORMATION

If you do not respond to the letter by the deadline given when your name approaches the top of the waiting list, the Jackson Housing Authority will assume that you are no longer interested in receiving housing assistance, and you will be taken off the waiting list.

JHA DOES NOT GIVE A STATUS OR POSITION NUMBER FOR YOUR HOUSING APPLICATION. ALL BALANCES OWED TO ANY HUD ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAM SHOULD BE PAID IN FULL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SECTION 8 PROGRAM.
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INFORMATION ON THE JACKSON HOUSING AUTHORITY’S SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM FOR MADISON COUNTY

Jackson Housing Authority administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher program known as Section 8 for Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, that was created under the Housing and Community Development Act. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) creates the regulations and requirements to implement the legislation passed by Congress. Funding is allocated to Public Housing Authorities and other State Agencies to administer the Housing Choice Program. The agencies are responsible for establishing local policies, determining eligibility, maintaining the waiting list, issuing vouchers, approving the rental unit, making housing assistance payments to the owners, and to ensure that participants and owners comply with the program rules.

This federally funded rent supplement program is designed to help low-income families, the elderly and disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Voucher recipients may obtain quality housing in the neighborhoods of their choice in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. The unit selected by the applicant must pass the required inspection guidelines and a required rent reasonable assessment. JHA will execute a contract with the property owner to provide subsidy rental payments on behalf of the participant.
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DOWNLOADS

HCV PARTICIPANTS
Accessible Unit List
Annual Reexamination Form
Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations
FY 2015 Fair Market Rents and Income Limits
Hearing Procedures
Interim Change of Information Form – Section 8
Landlord List
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure of Information
Things You Should Know
What You Should Know About EIV

LANDLORDS
Landlord Direct Deposit Form
Landlord Information Book
IRS Form W9
Landlord/Owner Responsibilities
Section 8 Administrative Plan

PRE-APPLICATION CHANGE OF INFORMATION
Please note that all forms must have an original signature before submitting to the Jackson Housing Authority office.
Change of Information on Section 8 Pre-Application Form