Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down 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. 

FAQ Topic: Affordable Housing

Where can I find information concerning assistance with making a down payment on a home?

For information on obtaining assistance with making a down payment on a home, contact the following: City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development – 601.960.2155 Mississippi Home Corporation – 601.718.4636 University of Southern Mississippi. Housing – Home Of Your Own (HOYO) – 601.266.5163 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – 601.965.4773

I represent a non-profit organization that provides housing to low and medium income families. How can I obtain a tax forfeiture list of properties?

For a comprehensive list of available properties, please contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 601.359.1350 or send a written correspondence to P.O. Box 136, Jackson, MS 39205. Additionally, you can find more information here. If suitable property is found that is currently tax-forfeited property owned by the State, you may contact the … Continued

What services does the Office of Housing and Community Development provide?

OHCD administers funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to implement activities outlined in the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan such as, but not limited to: Local Non-Profit Agencies Housing Rehabilitation Programs Housing Development Initiatives Lead Based Paint Remediation Services

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