Housing and Community Development Department administers various programs targeted at improving the quality of life for low- to moderate-income residents of Jacksonville. These programs include down payment assistance, home repair, rehabilitation of multifamily housing units, septic tank emergency assistance and conversion to city sewage from septic tanks.

In addition, Housing Services provides funding to external agencies for new home construction, housing rehabilitation, down payment assistance, housing counseling, foreclosure intervention, emergency rental assistance, emergency shelter, rental housing, special needs housing and technical and administrative support for non-profit housing agencies.

Further information on other down payment assistance programs is available at http://www.floridahousing.org/.