Welcome to Public Housing! Thank you for your interest in Public Housing. Public Housing (PH) in Duval County is administered by the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA). Created in September of 1994 by the Mayor and City Council of Jacksonville, JHA was formed to create an effective community service oriented public housing agency.
Prior to the establishment of JHA, both the Public Housing and Section 8 (S8) programs were administered directly by the City of Jacksonville and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low and moderate income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
Public housing comes in all sizes and types from scattered duplex and quad apartments to high-rise apartments for elderly families. These units are owned and operated by the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA). Rent in these units is set for each family based on their anticipated annual adjusted income. There are approximately 2,653 families living in JHA’s Public Housing. Our units are located city wide. We have units on every side of town as well as in Baldwin and Jacksonville Beach.
Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) prides itself on the quality housing that it provides. JHA’s vision is to be recognized as one of the premier housing authorities in the United States. We are creative and innovative in managing all aspects of our organization. We implement comprehensive plans to improve the physical conditions of our units and to expand the number of affordable housing units. We provide service to our clients which exceed their expectations and assist them in developing means to move up and out of assisted housing. Family units are dispersed throughout Duval County which makes the residents feel like a part of the community, and not targeted as low-income households.
JHA is committed to providing a safe environment for its residents. JHA Property Managers and off duty JSO Officers meet regularly to discuss community concerns. We also provide several police sub-stations in our community. These coordinated efforts let residents and the public know that JHA has a strong and committed presence in their community.
Our employees are proud to be members of the JHA, and will be recognized for their contributions to achieving this vision. Our main goals are to provide safe, clean, affordable housing; provide effective social services; partner with our resident;, improve residents’ quality of life; encourage employment and self-sufficiency.