Jackson Housing Commission

301 Steward Avenue, Bldg. C
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan 49201

Jackson Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2021, Jackson Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Jackson Housing Commission serves Jackson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jackson Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jackson County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Jackson Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During 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.

Jackson Housing Commission Website: https://www.jacksonhousing-mi.org/.

Jackson Housing Commission Phone: (517) 787-9241.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Commission (JHC) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Chalet Terrace, Reed Manor, and Shahan Blackstone is currently open.

The JHC is accepting applications for this waiting list as of September, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here.

For more information, visit the JHC website

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5177879241.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/16/2021.

Other Jackson Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Jackson County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Commission (JHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The JHC last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from September 20, 2021 until September 24, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Local Residency
  • Terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient program funding

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Community Action Agency public notice on September 16, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jackson County, Michigan.

Last Updated on 09/24/2021.

About Jackson Housing Commission

More information about Jackson Housing Commission can be found on its website at https://www.jacksonhousing-mi.org/.

Representatives of Jackson Housing Commission may be available by phone at (517) 787-9241. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2021, it is not known if Jackson Housing Commission is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jackson Housing Commission manages 445 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 443 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $481 $330
Monthly Cost $213,105 $659

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jackson Housing Commission

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 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,896 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% 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 64% 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

63% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 59% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jackson Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Jackson Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $549. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.



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 Apartments Operated by Jackson Housing Commission

Chalet Terrace

316 Barberry Dr
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior

Reed Manor

301 Steward Ave
Jackson, Michigan
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Shahan Blackstone North Apartments

109 Shahan Dr
Jackson, Michigan
Family & Senior