Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

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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