Affordable Housing Hub’s Guide To Jackson County Low Income Housing
Jackson Public Housing: Public housing units are owned and operated by a government authority and offer affordable housing to individuals and families who meet the income elegibility requirements. Currently, there are 108 available in Jackson.
Jackson Section 8 Housing: Section 8 Housing units are federally assisted rental housing properties that enable families to get deeply discounted, subsidized housing below current fair market rental pricing. There are 134 available in Jackson.
Housing Authorities serving Jackson: The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8 provides tenant-based rental assistance. The vouchers act as cash that qualifying persons can use toward any privately owned residence that accepts vouchers for a portion of rent. Local Housing Authorities oversee the distribution of these vouchers. Tenants are typically expected to pay up to 30% of their income for housing with the rest being covered by the voucher and current Fair Market Rent. There are 3 Housing Authorities providing these programs in Jackson.
Jackson Low Income Housing: Low Income Housing properties are units that provide tax benefits to their owners for making them available as affordable housing units for low income families and individuals. Currently, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Properties makes up almost 90% of low income housing availability in the United States. There are 22 available in Jackson.