Jackson Housing Authority
125 Preston Street
Jackson, Madison County, TN

731-422-1671

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13

Public Housing Projects

802

Public Housing Units

1,419

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Jackson Housing Authority
125 Preston Street
Jackson, Madison County, TN

731-422-1671

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Jackson Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 13 projects which contain 802 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,419 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Jackson Housing Authority 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Jackson Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Jackson Housing Authority has a smaller 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 Tennessee.

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 Authority scored an average of 90 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 68 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Tennessee is 81.92.

Jackson Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Tennessee 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 Authority manages 8 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 85. The scores for properties managed by Jackson Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 69.

The highest scoring property in the Jackson Housing Authority portfolio is McMillan Towers and the lowest scoring property is Lincoln Courts.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Jackson Housing Authority 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 Authority owns and manages 802 public housing units in 13 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Jackson Housing Authority is $250.00 compared to the state average of $266.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Tennessee ranges from a low of $169.00 to a high of $381.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)