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 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.
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.
OHCD has two (2) divisions that work together delivering programs with HUD grant funding through the Consolidated Plan:
- Development Assistance
- Neighborhood Services
OHCD is committed to delivering its services to Jackson Residents through fiscal responsibility, transparency, customer service, and efficiency.
Temporary Suspension of Applications for HHPG and Limited Repair Notice
The City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) would like to thank the citizens of Jackson for their interest in the Healthy Homes Production Grant and the Community Development Block Grant’s Limited Repair Program. These programs take a comprehensive approach to addressing housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion and improve the livability of a home, extend its life for a minimum of 10 years, and meet the current minimum building codes, whenever possible.
Due to the tremendous response regarding participation in these programs, the OHCD will temporarily suspend the intake of applications in order to focus on processing the numerous submissions to determine eligibility. During this period, a waiting list will be provided to capture the continued interest in these programs. A notice will be provided to the public when the OHCD resumes the intake of applications.