ATTENTION JACKSON RESIDENTS: Mayor Lumumba has issued a STAY AT HOME ORDER for the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which will take effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:00 am. 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 April 17, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are strictly prohibited. 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.

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The City of Jackson Homebuyer Assistance Program

The City of Jackson awards HOME funds to nonprofits to help low-to-moderate income households realize their dream of homeownership. The program offers Down Payment Assistance to ensure affordability based on the needs of the family. Eligibility is based upon annual household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The purchase amount cannot exceed $156,000.

Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education classes offer program participants the financial management skills needed to maintain a spending plan/budget and understand credit in order to become mortgage-ready. These skills increase the opportunity for each participant to realize the American Dream of homeownership for themselves and their families.

Program Requirements

  • The home must be located within the city limits of Jackson.
  • The home must be used as the primary residence for applicant for the Affordability Period.
  • The applicant must attend and complete an approved 8-hour course of Homeownership Education training.
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