Jackson Housing Authority

2747 Livingston Road, Jackson, MS

There are no open waiting lists offered by Jackson Housing Authority. Go to the Mississippi Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Mississippi Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Jackson, Mississippi Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on October 19, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The application method has not yet been confirmed

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Not Single (single disabled individual households will receive this preference as well)

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

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA public notice on November 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Jackson, Mississippi.

Last Updated on 01/10/2022.

Closed: Keystone Program Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Keystone Program Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on October 19, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Application method has not yet been confirmed

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA public notice on November 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Jackson, Mississippi.

Last Updated on 11/09/2020.

About Jackson Housing Authority

Phone: (601) 362-0885.

About the Jackson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jackson Housing Authority manages 876 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 393 10 59 5 265
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $656 $642 $612 $1,097 $504
Monthly Cost $257,618 $6,418 $36,106 $5,484 $133,635
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 10% having issued approximately 78 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 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 $11,817 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% 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.

61% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jackson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 61% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $326 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $722. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $194.

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 Authority

Golden Key

3430 Albermarle Rd
Jackson, Mississippi

Midtown

227 Livingston St
Jackson, Mississippi