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Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

2 Merchant Dr.
Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri 63050

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of July 8th, 2020, Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Franklin and Jefferson County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation serves Franklin County and Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Franklin and Jefferson County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Website: http://www.jfcac.org/.

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Phone: (636) 789-2686.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 25, 2020, the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation website says:

"JFCAC's offices in Hillsboro, and St. Clair will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to serve our clients by phone, mail or email."

More information can be found here, and information on the Emergency Action Plan can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC) Mainstream Voucher Program waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 3, 2020 at 7:30 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the JFCAC, "To be eligible for a Mainstream voucher, there must be one disabled household member who is between the ages of 18 and 61."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Applications will be accepted at the JFCAC offices. These housing offices are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT. The offices are located at:
    • 2 Merchant Dr. in Hillsboro, Missouri 63050. 
    • 1020 Plaza Court Suite B in St. Clair, Missouri 63077.
  2. Call (636) 789-2686 ext. 1401 or 1415 to request an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the JFCAC housing offices at the addresses mentioned above. There is a drop box at both office locations.

Please note: Faxed or electronic submissions will not be accepted. 

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who either live or work in Jefferson or Franklin County at the time of their application.
  • Families who meet one of the following criteria will receive additional points on the waiting list. These include families who are transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings (this does not include a correctional facility), at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project as referred by the Missouri Balance of State or local Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System.

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 JFCAC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JFCAC public notice, as of February 18, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Franklin and Jefferson County, Missouri.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (636) 789-2686 option 3. Relay Missouri Service users may call 711 or 800-735-2966 TT/TTY or 866-735-2460 VOICE.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/21/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Franklin and Jefferson County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 3, 2020 at 7:30 am CT, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Applications will be accepted at the JFCAC offices. These housing offices are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT. The offices are located at:
    • 2 Merchant Dr. in Hillsboro, Missouri 63050. 
    • 1020 Plaza Court Suite B in St. Clair, Missouri 63077.
  2. Call (636) 789-2686 ext. 1401 or 1415 to request an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the JFCAC housing offices at the addresses mentioned above. There is a drop box at both office locations.

Please note: Faxed or electronic submissions will not be accepted. 

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who either live or work in Jefferson or Franklin County at the time of their application.
  • Families who meet one of the following criteria will receive additional points on the waiting list. These include families who are transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings (this does not include a correctional facility), at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project as referred by the Missouri Balance of State or local Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System.

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 JFCAC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JFCAC public notice, as of February 18, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Franklin and Jefferson County, Missouri.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (636) 789-2686 option 3. Relay Missouri Service users may call 711 or 800-735-2966 TT/TTY or 866-735-2460 VOICE.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/21/2020.

About Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

More information about Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation can be found on its website at http://www.jfcac.org/.

Representatives of Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation may be available by phone at (636) 789-2686. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation manages 877 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 818 9 2 6 42
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $446 $301 $556 $749 $411
Monthly Cost $364,988 $2,709 $1,112 $4,496 $17,252

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

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 8% having issued approximately 119 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,797 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

51% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% 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, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $109.



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.