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

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

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list was open for one day only, in April 2015. There is no notice of when it will reopen.

Applications were accepted online only 

If you need to make a change to your Section 8 Application, please look for "Change of Information" on the Section 8 Pre-Application form located on the HA website (http://jacksonha.com/section-8/); this must be brought or mailed to the HA office (address listed above). Failure to submit changes to your application would result in denial for housing assistance.

Waiting List information:

  • The Housing Authority doesn't give a status or position number for your housing application submission. 
  • No response to the letter deadline given when your name approaches the top of the waiting list will result in the Jackson Housing Authority assuming you are no longer interested in receiving housing assistance; you will be taken off the waiting list. 

There were no preferences. How the waiting list will be selected is not known at this time.

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.

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)

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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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)

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

Affordable Apartments in Jackson from ApartmentSmart


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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