Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8)
Francis Senior Loft Project Based Voucher Application-Deadline for submission is 4:00pm on October 30, 2020.
Housing Choice Voucher
Director: Shari Boyce
The Jackson Housing Commission administers 475 Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, allowing approximately 1,160 people and 455 families to utilize HUD subsidy to find suitable housing of the family’s choice in the private rental market.
The Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8) Waiting list is currently CLOSED. No applications are currently being accepted. New applications are only accepted when the Waiting List is open. When the Waiting List is open, instructions on how to submit an application are advertised on this website, in the local newspaper and throughout the City. At the end of the application period, JHC conducts a public lottery to determine the applicant’s placement on the Waiting List.
JHC contacts applicants by mail when their lottery numbers are reached. Applicants are then required to attend an orientation, followed by a one-on-one interview, and must submit all required documentation. Waitlist applicants must keep their contact information updated with the Jackson Housing Commission while they are on the waitlist. If an applicant family is not able to be contacted when their lottery number is pulled, they will be removed from the waitlist.
JHC Section 8 Waiting List update:
Our online waitlist portal which ran from 09/16/17 – 09/24/17 received 2,304 applications for the section 8 waitlist.
From the entire pool of applicants, JHC had the following number of occurrences:
1464 Jackson County Resident
126 Elderly (62) or older
32 U.S. Veteran
240 Involuntarily Displaced
1,000 applicants were chosen at random by 3rd party computer software and applicants will be notified by mail as to whether their lottery number was pulled. Applicants will then be required to attend an orientation, followed by a one-on-one interview, and must submit all required documentation. Waitlist applicants must keep their contact information updated with the Jackson Housing Commission while they are on the waitlist. If an applicant family is not able to be contacted when their lottery number is pulled, they will be removed from the waitlist.
If you'd like to check your waitlist status, please visit this link: https://jacksonhcs82017.hdswaitinglist.com/ and choose: "Search Existing Record" then enter either your applicant information or confirmation number.
Currently Jackson Housing Commission is accepting applications for seven (7) Project Based Vouchers (PBV) to be used at the Francis Senior Lofts located at 123 East Wesley Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203. Applications may be downloaded via the JHC website (Please see Francis Senior loft PBV application located on this page of the JHC of the website. All applicants must be aged fifty-five (55) years or older to apply. Forty of the received applications chosen by lottery draw, will be added to the waitlist for the Francis Senior Lofts.
Applications will be accepted beginning October 28, 2020 thru October 30, 2020 at Jackson Housing Commission Central Office located at 301 Steward Avenue, Bldg. C, Jackson, Michigan 49201. Please note that applications must be received by 4:00pm on October 30, 2020 to be eligible for the lottery drawing. Only applicants requiring one-or two-bedroom apartments need to apply. Currently two (2), one-bedroom and five (5), two-bedroom apartments are available at this time.