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.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE
 Universal Applications

The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division, announces that the 2019 – 2020 universal applications will be available beginning January 7, 2019 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)
Applications for the above mentioned funds will be available online at www.coj.net and search words “universal application” beginning January 7, 2019. Online proposals for non-housing related activities will be 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.
 
 MANDATORY APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
 
All non-profit 501(c) (3) agencies applying for funds are required to attend one application workshop. The workshop must be attended by the agency’s staff responsible for managing the grant. At the workshops, Housing and Community Development Division staff will review the grant application process, project eligibility and provide information to assist with application preparation.

Please register for a workshop at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4CA8A628A6F94-notice

Mandatory Application Workshops will be held on:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street, 1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
Jacksonville, FL 32202
https://goo.gl/maps/16iyszFVNpG2

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Legends Center
5054 Soutel Drive, Community Room
Jacksonville, FL 32208
https://goo.gl/maps/9dDLhSxwSaB2

 
No applications will be accepted from agencies that have not attended one mandatory application workshop. If, after attending a workshop, applicants need additional assistance, questions can be sent to HCDDcomments@coj.net.
 
If any non-English speaking persons or persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairments wish to attend the workshops and have special needs, please notify the Housing and Community Development Division at (904) 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made.

Universal Application Forms 
FY 2019/2020


DRAFT CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

All citizens are encouraged to participate.  2017-CAPER-Notice-for-review-and-comments.pdf

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides accomplishments and expenditure information on the four HUD funded programs (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG) administered by the City of Jacksonville during the 2017 program year which ran from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Comments should be submitted in writing via email at HCDDcomments@coj.net and received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018. The final CAPER will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before December 31, 2018

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.

This program is no longer accepting applications. 

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.

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Universal Applications

All applicants for CDBG, ESG and HOPWA program funds for FY 2018-2019 will be required to attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop and a mandatory budget workshop.  The time frame of submitting applications has closed.

For more information, visit:   If any non-English speaking persons or persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairments wish to attend the public hearing and have special needs, please notify the Housing and Community Development Division at 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made.

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