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The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is committed to stabilizing and revitalizing neighborhoods, channeling available resources and information needed to provide Jackson residents with services in affordable housing, economic development, special needs, and community service programs. The Department administers a range of Federal funded programs providing opportunities for affordable home ownership, loans and grants for special needs housing programs, rental assistance, community facilities, and programs. The Department also provides loans for down payment and closing cost assistance, and assists in h
ome-ownership preparedness. 


OHCD manages federal grant money given to the City of Jackson from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by taking, selecting, and distributing funds to eligible local service providers. 

Our funded programs

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership  Grant (HOME)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids Grant (HOPWA)
  • Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program
  • Blight Elimination



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218 S. President Street; Second Floor
Jackson, MS 39202
Ph: 601-960-2155
Fax: 601-354-4555

Deputy Director

Vanessa Henderson
Office Coordinator
Kenya Dixon

Valerie Tucker
Ph: 601-960-4238

Assistant Manager

Linda Caldwell
Ph: 601-960-1865