In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our citizens, a Civil Emergency has been declared in the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until March 31, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. Bars have been ordered to close and restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

About Fair Housing

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and promoting fair housing through the investigation of housing discrimination complaints and through education and outreach.

It is against the law to discriminate against a renter or home buyer based on that person's

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Disability
  • Family status (having children)
  • Age (older than 40) or
  • Veteran's status 

Fair Housing Survey

The City of Jackson is asking its residents to complete a short survey as part of a process to identify demographic, social, institutional, and cultural impediments that block equal access to fair housing.  The survey is available online through the link at https://www.research.net/r/2018MSFairHousingSurvey (English Version) or https://es.research.net/r/2018MSEquidaddeVivienda (Spanish Version) on the City’s website at https://jackson-ms.proudcity.com/index.aspx?NID=840. Hard copies are available at the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development and at any branches of the City of Jackson’s libraries.

If you’re completing a hard copy, turn your completed survey in at: Office of Housing and Community Development, Porter Bldg., 218 S. President Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson, MS, 39205.

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

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