Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8)

Section 8
Housing Choice Voucher
Director: Shari Boyce
Ph: 517.787.6326
Fax: 517.787.3255

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 Section 8 Waiting list is currently CLOSED. No applications are currently being accepted. 

New applications are only accepted once 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
772       Disabled
32       U.S. Veteran
833       Homeless
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.

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