Jackson Housing Authority

125 Preston Street
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee
(731) 422-1671

Jackson Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Jackson, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of February 15th, 2019, 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
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Madison County, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: 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:

  1. Visit the JHA to pick up an application, located at 125 Preston Street, Jackson, TN 38301 during normal office hours.
  2. 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.

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 07/16/2018.

Other Jackson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Madison County, Tennessee 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:

  1. Dropped off at the JHA office.
  2. 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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/15/2019, 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 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 1,244 5 11 13 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $448 $348 $396 $763 $350
Monthly Cost $557,545 $1,738 $4,358 $9,922 $8,045

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.


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