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

517-787-9241 http://www.jacksonhousing-mi.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Jackson Housing Commission Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 7th, 2015.

The Jackson Housing Commission (JHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The JHC offers four Public Housing communities with 540 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the JHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 301 Steward Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201, from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 9:00 am until 11:30 am, Monday-Wednesday. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the JHC website, or call the office at (517) 787-1188 from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Jackson Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/21/11 Plan
2010 12/8/10 Plan
2009 5/5/10 Plan
2008 5/23/08 Plan
2007 8/16/07 Plan
2006 6/28/06 Plan
2005 6/24/05 Plan
2004 6/4/04 Plan
2003 4/25/03 Plan
2002 8/19/02 Plan
2001 8/25/01 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan