Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.
An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.
Jackson Housing Authority
Jackson Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Jackson, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 29th, 2020, Jackson Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Jackson Housing Authority serves Madison County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher
Open Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Jackson Housing Authority Website: http://jacksonha.com/.
Jackson Housing Authority Phone: (731) 422-1671.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.
There are two ways to apply:
- Visit the JHA to pick up an application, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, TN 38301 during normal office hours.
- Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Downloads" section, and select the link titled "Public Housing Application."
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.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
For more information, visit the JHA website, or call the office at (731) 422-1671.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (731)422-1671.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/16/2018.
Other Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Jackson Housing Authority (JHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in July, 2018; and before that for one day in January, 2017, and in April, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the JHA office.
Once the paper application has been completed, it must be have been:
- Dropped off at the JHA office.
- Postmarked no later than July 20, 2018 and mailed to the JHA.
The waiting list had the following preference: Live in Madison County.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the JHA website, or call the office at (731) 422-1671.
Last Updated on 09/15/2018.
About Jackson Housing Authority
More information about Jackson Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://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.
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 1,355 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 ||VASH |
||1,284 ||5 ||10 ||3 ||23 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$508 ||$350 ||$388 ||$794 ||$345 |
||$651,818 ||$1,751 ||$3,878 ||$2,381 ||$7,926 |
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.
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
550 Old Hickory Blvd
110 Preston St
212 S Fairgrounds St
122 Allen Ave
217 Lincoln Circle
91 Adams St
Low Income Housing Managed by Jackson Housing Authority
100 Millennium Dr
8 Kingsfield Drive