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, Foreclosure Property Registry, and the Surplus Property Donation Program. 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 HEAD START TO HOME OWNERSHIP (H2H) PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED*** Please keep watching this page to see when the program reopens. In addition, participating lenders will be notified when the program reopens and will provide eligible individuals an application to complete.

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 (HUD). 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.

Fair Housing - The Housing and Community Development Division of the Neighborhoods Department administers fair housing in each of its programs and has partnered with the Human Rights Commission to make a collaborative effort to ensure human rights and fair housing for all citizens of Jacksonville.
Click here for more information about fair housing.

Surplus Property Donation Program - According to Section 125.379, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 122, Ordinance Code, the City of Jacksonville/Duval County is required every three years to adopt an inventory list of all real property within the city to which the City/County holds fee simple title that is appropriate for use as potential affordable housing. The Real Estate Division has determined that no need exists for the parcels listed on the Affordable Housing Inventory List for the City or any independent agency and that the parcels meet the affordable housing criteria.
Click here for more information about the Surplus Property Donation Program.

Infill Development Incentive Program - The Infill Development Incentive Program is designed to further the affordable housing goals of the City. The program will provide up to $50,000 in grant funds and up to 80% of total project costs in loan funds for eligible projects. Properties must be located in a low-moderate income census block or tract located in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County. The City has appropriated $687,849.88 in funding to establish the Infill Development Incentive Program and all completed applications will receive funds on a first come, first serve basis as long as funding allows.

Click here for more information about the Infill Development program.

 Universal Applications

The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division, announces that the 2019 – 2020 universal application submission time has now ended for the following City of Jacksonville Consolidated Plan federal grant programs:
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
Online proposals for non-housing related activities were only accepted from public and private nonprofit 501(c) (3) agencies until Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:59PM. Projects must meet the CDBG national objectives of benefiting low and moderate income persons and the special needs populations.

The Division is no longer accepting applications for the FY 2019-2020 CDBG, HOPWA, and ESG Federal Grants.  Archived Universal Application Forms



Home Revolving Loan Funds Program Application Process

The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division, presents the 2018 – 2019 HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) as part of the Jacksonville’s Annual Action Plan.

Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Program

The Housing and Community Development Division of the Neighborhoods Department manages the Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance Program. This program is no longer accepting applications.  For questions, please contact Sarah Bohentin at 904-255-8245 or SBohentin@coj.net.

For information concerning the Rebuild Florida voluntary home buyout program, please attend the public hearing: 

August 7, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

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5054 Soutel Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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If you would like to comment on the City's application to the state, go to: http://bit.ly/2019CDBGDR-Jax-App

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Housing and Community Development Division
214 N. Hogan St., 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 255-8200