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Jacksonville Housing Authority

1300 N Broad St
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32202

Jacksonville Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. As of May 16th, 2021, Jacksonville Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Jacksonville Housing Authority serves Jacksonville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jacksonville, Florida General Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Jacksonville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jacksonville, Florida Elderly/Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Jacksonville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Jacksonville Housing Authority Website: https://jaxha.org/.

Jacksonville Housing Authority Phone: (904) 630-3810.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 5, 2021 the JHA website states "The offices is closed to the public"

more information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Jacksonville, Florida General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 8, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $42,000 | 5 Persons $64,800
  • 2 Persons $48,000 | 6 Persons $69,600
  • 3 Persons $54,000 | 7 Persons $74,400
  • 4 Persons $60,000 | 8 Persons $79,200

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families with Disabled persons. 
  • Elderly – Age 62 and above. 
  • Veterans (Honorable discharge only). 
  • Displacement preference-Dwelling has been condemned by government action. 
  • Victims of Domestic Violence. 
  • Local - (Residency Preference - Duval county).

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA on February 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jacksonville, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (904) 630-3810.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/01/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 8, 2021 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the JHA public notice, this waiting list is for "persons who are disabled and between the ages of 18 and 61."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $42,000 | 5 Persons $64,800
  • 2 Persons $48,000 | 6 Persons $69,600
  • 3 Persons $54,000 | 7 Persons $74,400
  • 4 Persons $60,000 | 8 Persons $79,200

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families with Disabled persons. 
  • Elderly – Age 62 and above. 
  • Veterans (Honorable discharge only). 
  • Displacement preference-Dwelling has been condemned by government action. 
  • Victims of Domestic Violence. 
  • Local - (Residency Preference - Duval county).

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA on February 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jacksonville, Florida.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (904) 630-3810.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/08/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least July, 2017, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply: 

  • Download and print the application online here. Select the "Public Housing Application" link in English or Spanish, and other required form links below.
  • Pick up an application at the JHA office, located at 1300 N Broad Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm, Monday-Friday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the JHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (904) 630-3810.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Other Jacksonville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Jacksonville, Florida Elderly/Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Elderly (62+)/Disabled Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in December, 2018; and before that for one day twice in November, 2018; and before that for one day in February, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly; Disabled; Veterans; Victims of Domestic Violence; Displaced by Government Action.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA Section 8 page here.

Last Updated on 12/28/2018.

About Jacksonville Housing Authority

More information about Jacksonville Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://jaxha.org/.

Representatives of Jacksonville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (904) 630-3810. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://jaxha.org/section-8/section-8-waitlist.

How To Update Your Application

Visit the second floor help desk of the JHA office, located at 1300 N Broad Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

HCV Portability Status

As of May 16th, 2021, it is not known if Jacksonville Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 11/29/2018, Jacksonville Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jacksonville Housing Authority manages 7,739 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,792 29 67 170 137 456 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $630 $463 $846 $711 $785 $515 $563
Monthly Cost $4,275,972 $13,437 $56,705 $120,816 $107,563 $234,772 $1,690

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jacksonville Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 18% having issued approximately 400 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $12,943 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jacksonville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Jacksonville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $349 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $655. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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Centennial Townhouse

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