Housing & Community Development

Children and houseThe Housing and Community Development Division manages housing related initiatives on behalf of the City of Jacksonville to ensure the availability of affordable housing to low and moderate income persons within Duval County through public and private partnerships. It helps foster community development and resident involvement in neighborhoods.

The division consists of Housing Services, Community Development and the  Neighborhoods Initiatives Team. An eleven-member Commission provides policy guidance to the division. The division also provides staff support to the Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority.

Housing Services is responsible for the administration of federal and state program funding received on behalf of the City of Jacksonville for affordable housing initiatives. This includes the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which assists in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed properties. The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), which assists with the initiative to end homelessness and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding, which assists individuals and families infected and/or affected by AIDS.

Community Development administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program awarded annually to the City of Jacksonville through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CDBG program funds are sub-granted annually to public and private non-profit agencies that are responsible for providing services to low and moderate income persons, developing decent housing, suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities.

Neighborhood Initiatives  coordinates the activities of the Neighborhood Coordinators, who work with neighborhood organizations and six Citizen Planning Advisory Committees (CPACs). CPACs facilitate communication between city government and local communities, neighborhood organizations, local businesses, educational institutions and residents, to  make sure the needs of the community are being met and neighborhoods maintain or improve the current standard of living.

Neighborhood Organizations - Ordinance 1999-358-E, signed into law Feb. 6, 2000, provides that notice of all zoning changes and land use amendments are sent to Citizen Planning Advisory Committees and individual neighborhood associations, groups or organizations registered with the Neighborhoods Department (ND) for comments in their respective planning areas. To register with the ND, neighborhood groups or associations should fill out this form: Directory Sign-up, Update and Registration Form (Microsoft Word .doc). Use this form to sign up for listing of an organization in the directory, to update an existing listing and to register for notification about rezonings and land use amendments in your neighborhood. If you have questions concerning neighborhood zoning notification registration or for more information, please call (904) 255-8250.

 

Important Announcements

  • Jacksonville Foreclosure Taskforce Report - July 2010 (1.3MB PDF)
  • Property Donations - Legislation 2015-519, enacted by Council to amend Chapter 122.461 (Public Property - Donation for Residential Housing), provides city-owned parcels for donation to qualified entities, additional criteria for those entities accepting donation of property(-ies), and procedures to evaluate projects for residential affordable housing.  The first thirty (30) days is for certified Community Housing Development Organizations, Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, and Habitat for Humanity Beaches to review/request a maximum of five (5) properties for the development of affordable housing. The remaining eight months will be open to all other qualified entities for review/request of available residential parcels at a minimum of three (3) parcels, but no more than twenty (20) parcels with a total value of less than $200,000.  Any remaining parcels after the nine-month donation period will be available for auction the through Real Estate Division. 
    Slide presentation of the program (696k PDF)June 2, 2016 public meetings. 
    This link provides the list of City of Jacksonville-owned parcels zoned for residential use. Property Donation List  (553.14k PDF)  For the current list of Request for Proposals available for this program, go to: Procurement.
  • Housing Rehab Waiting List - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REQUESTS TO BE ADDED TO THE REHAB WAITING LIST
  • REQUESTS TO BE ADDED WERE ACCEPTED FROM 8/11/16 - 8/25/16. ANY REQUESTS FOR SERVICE PRIOR TO 8/11/16 AND/OR AFTER 8/25/16 WILL NOT BE HONORED OR ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.
  • HURRICAN MATTHEW DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - The City is no longer accepting applications for assistance and we are advising all applicants to immediately contact FEMA; which can be done online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by downloading the FEMA Mobile App. Individuals can also call FEMA at: 800-624-3362.
  • If the applicant has homeowners insurance, they should also proceed with communicating and/or filing a claim.
  • For applicants who have already submitted an application to the: City for Hurricane Matthew Disaster Assistance, please return all required documentation outlined in the letter received (or will be receiving) to:
    • City of Jacksonville
    • Neighborhoods Department
    • Housing and Community Development Division
    • 214 North Hogan Street, 7th Floor
    • Jacksonville, FL  32202.

       

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FY 2016-2017 Funding Recommendations (193k PDF)

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2016-2021 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing   (1.2mb PDF)

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Diana Seydlorsky, Chief 

Housing and Community Development Division
214 N. Hogan St., 3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 255-8200