Welcome to the Jackson Housing Commission (JHC) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list application.
This web-based process will assist you in applying for a place on the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. You may apply at any time during the online registration’s open enrollment period (see “Registration Status” box to the right for this period). For those that don't have access to a computer, computers will be available at Reed Manor Computer Center, Chalet Terrace Ayieko Center or Shahan Blackstone. Upon the closing of the enrollment period, the JHC will conduct a random sort of all applications and place 1000 selected applications on the Jackson Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher waiting list by a lottery draw.
Upon completion of registration, you should write down the confirmation number. Applicants can return to this page to check whether they were selected by clicking the “Search Existing Record” button to the right and entering the confirmation number.
To successfully apply, you will need to provide the Jackson Housing Commission with the following information:
First and last names of all members of your household
Social security numbers of all members of your household
The total gross annual income of your household. This includes Supplemental Security Income (SSI), wages, Social Security, General Assistance, Child Support, and any other income received.
A valid address and email address to which the JHC staff can send correspondence
A valid phone number at which the JHC can contact you
**Please note an incomplete application will not be submitted to the waiting list.
In order to meet the Jackson Housing Commission's eligibility criteria, please note the following:
Provide accurate information. Submission of false information or misrepresentation may result in loss of eligibility to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Only one application per household. Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification.
Local Preference. At this time, the Jackson Housing Commission gives preferences to those who qualify for one or more of the local preferences. Verification of this preference will be requested.
* Jackson County Resident
* Elderly (62) or older
* U.S. Veteran
* Involuntarily Displaced
If your address changes, you must notify the Jackson Housing Commission office in WRITING. Once a year you will be sent an update form to verify your continued interest in receiving Section 8 Rental Assistance. This form must be completed and sent back by the specified date. If it is not returned, you will be removed from the waiting list.
We will contact you by mail when your lottery number has reached the top of the list so you can attend an orientation prior to receiving Section 8 Rental Assistance.