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30th Anniversary: 2015-2024

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Celebrating 30 Years of Rich History

One Agency - One Community - One Mission

Our History: 2015-2024
The third decade for Jacksonville Housing Authority brought significant expansion of resident services and programs, while the agency acquired additional properties to help address the ever-growing need for affordable housing.

2019 - Jacksonville Housing Authority worked in conjunction with developer, Vestcor Companies, to build the Waves at Jacksonville Beach for affordable housing. The Waves opened in April 2021 to a waitlist of 15,000 potential residents.

2020 - JHA received a $2.3 million Jobs Plus grant from HUD to fund a new job-training program at Southwind Villas. A grand opening event was held to start the program in May 2022.

2020 - JHA announced it would proceed with renovations at Centennial Towers to improve housing for seniors and the disabled, in partnership with Vestcor Companies. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held in May 2022.

2021 - A new look and brand was introduced for JHA and its affiliate entity Jax Urban Initiative Development, LLC. The word "Authority" was removed from the main logo to move the focus toward Housing instead of Authority, and to make the logo easier to identify and read.

2021 - HA families received free WiFi-enabled tablets and internet service through ConnectHomeUSA in partnership with T-Mobile.

2021 - JHA received approval and funding to begin redevelopment of the Hogan Creek Towers property. The property, targeted for redevelopment by the JHA for several years, received a $19 million overhaul to the interior and exterior of the multi-family complex. A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held in September 2022.

2022 - JHA received an A+ Credit Rating from Standard & Poor's. This rating enables the agency to issue bonds to further our efforts to develop affordable housing.

2023 - At the August Annual Conference, FAHRO (Florida Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials) honored JHA with the awards for Best Practices (Large Agency) and Outstanding Large Agency.

Today, JHA strives to attain its mission to provide safe, clean, affordable housing and effective social services to low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Our dedicated team of employees and board members, in partnership with our residents, utilize accepted business principles and all available resources to improve the quality of life for all participants.

We encourage employment, self-sufficiency, and, where possible, assist in the transition to other housing alternatives.

Acting President/CEO
Vanessa Dunn

Board of Commissioners:
Heather Horovitz - Chair
Hank Rogers - Vice Chair
Harriet Brock - Secretary
Andrea Reyes - Commissioner
Lisa Strange Weatherby - Commissioner
Serving the City of Jacksonville & Duval County

1300 N Broad Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 •
Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & ADA Accessible

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