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. 

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Housing & Community Development

About Us

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 an closing cost assistance and assists in home-ownership preparedness.

Our funded programs include the:

  • 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

Our funded programs are designed to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income households.

Funding
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 local service providers. The OHCD does not provide individuals money.

Divisions
OHCD has two (2) divisions that work together delivering programs with HUD grant funding through the Consolidated Plan:

  • Develpment Assistance
  • Neighborhood Services

OHCD is committed to delivering its services to Jackson Residents through fiscal responsibility, transparency, customer service, and efficiency.

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