Neighborhoods Department

Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission

 The next JHCDC meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9:30am
214 North Hogan Street  8th Floor
Jacksonville, FL., 32202  


Past meeting:
Topic: JHCDC September Meeting
Date: Sep 23, 2020 09:22 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting Recording:

The Commission has 11 members, six of whom are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by City Council and five of whom are appointed by the Council. View current Board member list here: JHCDC-Board-April-2020.pdf

Their charge is outlined as follows:

  • Develop a clear, measurable and meaningful definition of substandard housing.
  • Identify, specify as to location and map substandard housing properties and blighted areas of the city for the purpose of elimination.
  • Implement neighborhood action plans to target infill housing as a community development priority.
  • Centralize a housing delivery system, which is responsive to affordable housing needs county-wide. The delivery system should minimize opportunities for territorialism and maximize a cohesive utilization of existing housing the property development resources - both public and private.
  • Establish a close and interactive relationship with planning, permitting and zoning functions of the city, streamline these efforts and facilitate more efficient housing development processes.
  • Lead and coordinate the effort to build more affordable urban infill housing units.
  • Provide technical and financial assistance to non-profit and faith-based organizations to increase their capacity to provide infill housing.
  • Identify and develop funding streams and financial resources for all phases of affordable housing development including land banking, foreclosures and seizures and property transfer to viable developers.
  • Facilitate the development of a process of homebuyer preparation that helps create a pipeline of prospective purchasers of new affordable housing.
  • Create a marketing and community outreach initiative that promotes housing opportunities. 


Next Meeting:  

December 9, 2020


JHCDC Meetings are held:
4th Wednesday of the month 
214 North Hogan Street  8th Floor
Jacksonville, FL., 32202  
9:30 am

Please contact Barbara Florio to be added to the mailing list. Previous Presentations: November\December Presentation: Catholic Charities JHCDC Presentation December 2019 Fair Housing Week 4-24-19 September JHCDC Presentation: NFAN - 9.25.2019 presentation  

August Presentation - Women's Center of Jacksonville
Presented by 
Lucy Maddox, Development Coordinator

An Orlando native, Lucy Maddox received her B.A. in Literature from New College of Florida; her undergraduate thesis was a feminist reevaluation of genre fiction. After spending 5 years living in Manhattan, she moved back to Florida to earn her M.S. in Information at Florida State University, with a focus on public library leadership, which she was awarded in 2019. From 2016 to 2020, Lucy worked in nonprofit development at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, before relocating to Jacksonville. Lucy was hired by the Women’s Center of Jacksonville to assist with Development efforts, during a challenging time…in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.  With only 3 months under her belt, she has already helped to host the largest event the Women’s Center has ever had, a virtual celebration of both the Women’s Center’s 25th anniversary and the 100 year anniversary of a woman’s right to vote!  In a short time, Lucy is becoming an expert in both the services offered by the Women’s Center of Jacksonville and our First Coast community. 

The Lofts at LaVilla Apartments Vestcor, Developer Financed through:

JHCDC Past Meeting Minutes

The Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission (JHCDC) is designated as the housing agency for the City of Jacksonville. Their mission is the creation of affordable housing and the eradication of substandard housing with the goal of developing and maintaining healthy communities.