Jackson Housing Commission
301 Steward Avenue
Jackson, Jackson County, MI


Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

The Jackson, Michigan Housing Commission Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher waiting list will open from August 6th at 8:30am through August 7th at 3:30pm. The Housing Commission is limiting applications to 1,000 and will base selection on their local residency preference.

Applications will be accepted in person only at the Greater Way Bible Temple at 22 Madison Street in Jackson from 8:30am to 3:30pm both days.

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Jackson Housing Commission
301 Steward Avenue
Jackson, Jackson County, MI


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Jackson Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 540 affordable rental units. It also administers 475 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Jackson Housing Commission is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Jackson Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (53%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (47%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Jackson Housing Commission has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Michigan.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Jackson Housing Commission scored an average of 81 points. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Jackson Housing Commission has an average score that is more than the average Michigan housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Jackson Housing Commission manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 77. The scores for properties managed by Jackson Housing Commission range from a high of 85 to a low of 72.

The highest scoring property in the Jackson Housing Commission portfolio is Reed Manor and the lowest scoring property is Chalet Terrace.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Jackson Housing Commission have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Jackson Housing Commission owns and manages 540 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Jackson Housing Commission is $199.00 compared to the state average of $294.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Michigan ranges from a low of $198.00 to a high of $462.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)