About Jacksonville Housing Authority

The Jacksonville Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Jacksonville Housing Authority serves Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Jacksonville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 21 apartment communities and a scattered site program. For a detailed listing of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority website to pick up an application, located at 1300 N. Broad St., 1st Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.
2. Follow this link to download the public housing application forms. Be sure to download, print, and complete all seven forms.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. The housing authority will time stamp the top page of the application for you to keep for your records. Be sure to include copies of these items with your application: social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Jacksonville, working families, victims of domestic violence, displaced by government action, and veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.jaxha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 904-630-3810, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Jacksonville Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in February 2016, and prior to that in January 2013. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: There were two separate one day openings in the month; one for the general public, and one for elderly/disabled households. Elderly/disabled households who missed the opening were allowed to apply during the general public opening.

To apply to the general public waiting list during the opening period, applicants were required to visit Jacksonville Fairgrounds to submit a pre-application.

To apply for the elderly/disabled waiting list during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the JHA office to submit a pre-application.

The following documents were required when submitting the pre-application: Federal of State-issued ID.

It is not known if there were any preferences, or how applicants were placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the JHA, and will update this page whe more information becomes available.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list online here one month after applying.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Applicants placed on the waiting list can update pre-application information at the second floor help desk of the JHA office, located at 1300 N Broad Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

For more information, visit the JHA website, or call the office at (904) 630-3810.

Last Updated on 04/01/2016.


About the Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Jacksonville Housing Authority manages 7,188 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 6,440 49 2 29 160 505 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $594 $387 $609 $523 $683 $508 $673
Monthly Cost $3,827,353 $18,941 $1,218 $15,155 $109,210 $256,658 $2,020

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.


Public Housing Operated by Jacksonville Housing Authority

6455 Argyle Forest Blvd
Lindsey Terrace is a 336 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Jacksonville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
6750 Ramona Blvd
Victory Point is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville.
1301 N Davis St
Blodgett Homes is a 158 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville.
1605 N Myrtle Ave
Oaks at Durkeeville is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville.
933 1st Ave S
Jax Beach Scattered Sites is a 152 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville Beach.

Affordable Apartments near Jacksonville Housing Authority

5710 Lenox Avenue
Lenox Court is a 360 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Jacksonville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Jacksonville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
3730 Soutel Drive
Christine Cove is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Jacksonville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Jacksonville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
7855 Wilson Boulevard
Wilson West Apartments is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Jacksonville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance