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

731-422-1671 http://jacksonha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Jackson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 11th, 2017.

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in January 2017, and prior to that in April 2015.


To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to insufficient funding, living in non-assisted housing for at least six months in Madison County, head of household or spouse is fully employed for at least one year.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA website, or call the office at (731) 422-1671.


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 Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 30th, 2015.

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The JHA offers 13 Public housing communities with 802 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the JHA to pick up an application, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, TN 38301 during normal office hours.
  2. Download the application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the JHA website, or by calling (731) 422-1671 during normal office hours.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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 Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/12/10 Plan
2009 7/29/09 Plan
2008 8/12/10 Plan
2007 7/25/07 Plan
2006 8/2/06 Plan
2005 7/25/05 Plan
2004 8/5/04 Plan
2003 7/3/03 Plan
2002 1/5/03 Plan
2001 8/28/01 Plan
2000 9/7/00 Plan