About Jackson Housing Authority

The Jackson Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Jackson Housing Authority serves Jackson.

Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The JHA offers 13 Public housing communities with 802 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the JHA to pick up an application, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, TN 38301 during normal office hours.
  2. Download the application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the JHA website, or by calling (731) 422-1671 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/30/2015.

Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in January 2017, and prior to that in April 2015.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from HCV program due to insufficient funding, living in non-assisted housing for at least six months in Madison County, head of household or spouse is fully employed for at least one year.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA website, or call the office at (731) 422-1671.

Last Updated on 01/11/2017.


About the Jackson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Jackson Housing Authority manages 1,327 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,280 5 13 6 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $437 $356 $327 $712 $360
Monthly Cost $559,855 $1,778 $4,255 $4,270 $8,270

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jackson 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 23% having issued approximately 59 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,888 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% 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.

58% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 93% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jackson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 32% 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

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $563. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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 Authority

550 Old Hickory Blvd
Jackson, Tennessee
Villages of Old Hickory is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
110 Preston St
Jackson, Tennessee
Rosewood Gardens and Allen is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
504 Daugherty St
Jackson, Tennessee
East Pointe is a 99 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
212 S Fairgrounds St
Jackson, Tennessee
Mcmillan Towers is a 124 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
122 Allen Ave
Jackson, Tennessee
Allenton Heights is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Jackson.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance