Housing & Community Development

Children and houseFEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION

The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division (HCDD), announces that the 2021 – 2022 Universal Application will be available beginning Friday, December 4, 2020 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 are available online at www.coj.net and search words “universal application”. Proposals for non-housing related activities will be accepted from public and private nonprofit 501(c) (3) agencies until Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00PM. Projects must meet the CDBG national objectives of:
- benefiting low and moderate income persons, or
- aiding in the elimination or prevention of slum and blight.

 
MANDATORY VIRTUAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and BUDGET WORKSHOPS
 
All non-profit 501(c) (3) agencies applying for funds are required to attend one virtual technical assistance and budget workshop. The technical assistance and budget workshop must be attended by the agency’s financial 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.

 2021-2022-COJ-Universal-Application-and-Guidelines-(1).pdf

Virtual Technical Assistance and Budget Workshops were held on:
 
Tuesday, December 1, and Thursday, December 3, 2020
To request a copy of the virtual workshop recording please email: HCDDCOMMENTS@COJ.NET

Post meeting information:

Universal-Application-Workshop-PPT-2021.pdf


The Coronavirus Relief Funding for Homeowners and Renters 

----------------NOTICE TO PUBLIC---------------

The City of Jacksonville’s Housing and Community Development Division announces funds availability for the Coronavirus Relief Funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
  
FY 2019/2020: $2,627,267 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)
pass-through funding distributed by Florida Housing Finance Corporation 
and administered by the City of Jacksonville to provide
Mortgage and Rent
assistance to eligible households.

Requests for appointments began Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8 A.M.
Click here for an appointment: https://myjax.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1705


For information and application: CRF-Disaster-Assistance-Program-Application-and-Documents-10-29-20.pdf

If you are in need of assistance regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund for Homeowners and Renters, please contact 630-CITY (904-630-2489) to be placed on a list of households that will be contacted when applications become available.  

Due to COVID-19, we are now seeing customers by appointment only. Please use the agency phone number or e-mail below to schedule your appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Phone: 904-255-8200 I Email: HCDDComments@coj.net

The 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.


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE / 2020 Annual Action Plan

Notice was given that the City of Jacksonville’s Housing and Community Development Division (HCDD) had a 5-day public review period for the draft 2020 Annual Action Plan from Monday, July 27, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020.  
The draft plan can be viewed or downloaded: DRAFT_-COJ-2020-AAP_7-23-2020.pdf


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. The division is designated as the official housing agency for the City for affordable housing and all other similar matters except those for which the Jacksonville Housing Authority is responsible. An 11-member Housing Commission advises, oversees and provides guidance to the division.

The H2H program is closed to new applications until further notice.

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.‚Äč

Boards - Click below for 2020/2021 funding recommendations:

FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION
 Universal Applications

Projects must meet the CDBG national objectives of:
- benefiting low and moderate income persons, or
- aiding in the elimination or prevention of slum and blight.
 
2019-2020 Proposed UA Awards (Approved by JHCDC with Confirmed Revenues)
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated January 23, 2020)
Archived Universal Application Forms

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

2019-2020 Jacksonville CAPER (Public Notice)
2018-2019 Jacksonville CAPER 
2017-2018 Jacksonville CAPER

Disaster Assistance Programs

CDBG Program Flyer

Download the Hurricane Matthew Housing Repair Program Flyer

The City of Jacksonville is launching the Hurricane Matthew Housing Repair Program (the “Program”) to provide repair services to qualified homes that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew and were unable to be repaired using other sources. The Program is funded with a $2,037,391 Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant awarded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and $112,609 from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program. For more information, please see the attached Program Flyer.
 
Funding for the Program is limited. To begin the registration process, call 630-CITY. The City will begin accepting applications on December 9, 2019 and will continue accepting applications until funds are fully encumbered.*
 
*A waiting list may be utilized once the number of registrants have reached an amount that is estimated to exhaust the available funding.

For assistance with regard to Hurricane Irma-related damages, visit the Rebuild Florida website: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida.

A Notice of Intent to Release Funds for disaster relief concerning Hurricane Matthew has been published. 
To view this Notice, click here: Notice of Intent to Request the Release of Funds for Hurricane Matthew Damage

For questions, please contact Sarah Bohentin at 904-255-8245 or SBohentin@coj.net.

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