About Jackson Housing Commission

The Jackson Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Jackson, Michigan.

The Jackson Housing Commission serves Jackson.

Jackson Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Jackson Housing Commission (JHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The JHC offers four Public Housing communities with 540 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the JHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 301 Steward Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201, from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 9:00 am until 11:30 am, Monday-Wednesday. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the JHC website, or call the office at (517) 787-1188 from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Jackson Housing Commission Public Housing Opening

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the Jackson Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Jackson Housing Commission manages 468 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 461 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $461 $704
Monthly Cost $212,598 $4,931

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 Operated by Jackson Housing Commission

1225 Laurel Ln
Chalet Terrace is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
301 Steward Ave
Reed Manor is a 296 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
329 Adams St
Shahan Blackstone North Apartments is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
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Affordable Apartments near Jackson Housing Commission

2921 Woods Circle
Arbors at Lakeside Apartments is a 112 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Jackson. Rents at Arbors at Lakeside Apartments are $604-750.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Jackson.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2900 Heritage Place Blvd
Heritage Place at Lakeside is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Jackson. Rents at Heritage Place at Lakeside are $716-859.
101 E Michigan Ave
Elaine Apartments is a 33 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance