Jackson Housing Authority

125 Preston Street
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee 38301

Jackson Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of October 28th, 2021, Jackson Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Jackson Housing Authority serves Madison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Allenton Heights and Lincoln Courts Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jackson Housing Authority Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Jackson Housing Authority 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 Authority Website: https://www.jacksonha.com/.

Jackson Housing Authority Phone: (731) 422-1671.

COVID-19 Update:

As of June 14, 2021 the JHA website states, "As more positive cases of the Coronavirus are confirmed, the temporary closure of JHA offices has become more imminent. We want to be sure that you are aware that you can still reach JHA staff and site management via telephone during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) even if we must close the office."

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Allenton Heights and Lincoln Courts Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Allenton Heights and Lincoln Courts is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2018, until further notice.

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

Once the application has been completed, it can be either:

  1. Mailed to Jackson Housing Authority, P.O. Box 3188, Jackson, Tennessee 38303.
  2. Hand delivered to the JHA office, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, Tennessee 38303.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displaced by Government Action or Presidentially Declared Disaster.
  • Victim of Domestic Violence.
  • Working, Elderly, or Disabled.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (731) 422-1671.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/14/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Elderly Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Allenton Heights Annex, Rosewood Gardens, and Centennial Pass is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2018, until further notice.

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

Once the application has been completed, it can be either:

  1. Mailed to Jackson Housing Authority, P.O. Box 3188, Jackson, Tennessee 38303.
  2. Hand delivered to the JHA office, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, Tennessee 38303.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displaced by Government Action or Presidentially Declared Disaster.
  • Victim of Domestic Violence.
  • Working, Elderly, or Disabled.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Jackson, Tennessee. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (731) 422-1671.

Last Updated on 06/17/2021.

Other Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on June 24, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who have either been referred by a partnering service agency or consortia or is seeking an emergency transfer under VAWA from the PHA’s public housing program or other covered housing program operated by the PHA.
    • The PHA will work with the following partnering service agencies: WRAP – Wo/Men’s Rape and Resource Assistance Program, Jackson, TN The applicant must certify that the abuser will not reside with the applicant unless the PHA gives prior written approval.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JHA public notice on June 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Madison County, Tennessee.

Last Updated on 06/24/2021.

About Jackson Housing Authority

More information about Jackson Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.jacksonha.com/.

Representatives of Jackson Housing Authority may be available by phone at (731) 422-1671. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/28/2021, it is not known if Jackson Housing Authority 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 Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jackson Housing Authority manages 1,316 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,237 5 9 15 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $535 $329 $402 $983 $416
Monthly Cost $661,650 $1,647 $3,617 $14,751 $8,329

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 Apartments Operated by Jackson Housing Authority

Villages of Old Hickory

550 Old Hickory Blvd
Jackson, Tennessee

Rosewood Gardens and Allen

110 Preston St
Jackson, Tennessee

Mcmillan Towers

212 S Fairgrounds St
Jackson, Tennessee

Allenton Heights

122 Allen Ave
Jackson, Tennessee

Lincoln Courts

217 Lincoln Circle
Jackson, Tennessee

Washington - Douglas - Linco

91 Adams St
Jackson, Tennessee

Low Income Housing Managed by Jackson Housing Authority

Centennial Pass

100 Millennium Dr
Jackson, Tennessee

Kingfield South

8 Kingsfield Drive
Jackson, Tennessee