Click to Home
Go To Search
How Do I?
Planning & Development

Making Jackson the most human scale and equitable city in the country. 

Mission Statement:

The City of Jackson Department of Planning & Development is guided by the principles of human scale development and equitable growth. We regulate for community-driven land use effectively and efficiently, provide vision of sustainable design for long-term growth of Jackson area, preserve our unique heritage, offer diversity in housing and community development options, and provide public mobility services to the region.

Core Values:

  • Human Scale: Good things happen when we exist as humans. 
  • Equity: Balancing the costs and benefits of land use change is fundamental to our profession.
  • Efficiency: Timeliness matters.
  • Effectiveness: Our codes and ordinances are as good as our ability to enforce them.
  • Openness: Let us know how can we serve the city better.
  • Inclusiveness: All residents of the city are our priority.
  • Care and Respect: We live and breathe Jackson.
  • Innovation: Always look for innovative ways to improve quality of life

About Us:
The Department of Planning and Development is comprised of three offices: City Planning, Transportation, and Housing and Community Development.

Our staff provides administrative and technical support to the following boards and commissions:

Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Blight Partner RFQ

This Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) is being issued by the City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). The purpose of this notice is to solicit qualifications from agencies that have an interest and capacity to provide services as Blight Partner for the City of Jackson’s anticipated participation in the Mississippi Home Corporation’s Blight Elimination Program. 

Blight Partner RFQ

Impediments to Fair Housing Survey:

2019 Analysis of Impediments of Fair Housing Choice Report
Draft for Public Comment

2019 City of Jackson Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Please contact Loretta Johnson, Fair Housing Compliance Officer, if you have any comments about the report. She may be contacted by email at ; by phone at 601-960-2155; or by mail at P.O. Box 17, Jackson, MS 39205.

Featured Plans and Programs:

Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program

CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA Grant Applications Now Available

Consent Decree:

The City of Jackson entered into a Consent Decree to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse from living in group homes in most residential areas.

Below is the Consent Decree between the United States and the City of Jackson, and a Notice to Potential Victims of Disability Discrimination by the City of Jackson.

Main Line 
(601) 960-1993

Physical Address
200 S. President Street 
Suite 229
Jackson, MS 39201

Mailing Address
PO Box 17
Jackson, MS 39205-0017

Interim Director  
Jordan Rae Hillman, AICP
Ph: (601) 960-1993

Executive Office Coordinator
Shirley Hardin
Ph: (601) 960-1993


Deputy Director
Office of City Planning

Ph: (601) 960-1638


Deputy Director
Office of Housing & Community Development
Vanessa Henderson
Ph: (601) 960-2155

Deputy Director
Office of Transportation
Christine F. Welch
Ph: (601) 960-1887