The Housing and Community Development Division ("HCDD") manages affordable housing and community development related initiatives on behalf of the City of Jacksonville to increase the availability of affordable housing to low-and moderate-income persons within the Jacksonville community through public and private partnerships. The vision of the Housing and Community Development Division is to enable a better quality of life for all citizens of Jacksonville, by improving the lives of low to moderate income residents, special needs residents, elderly citizens, and homeless households. The Housing and Community Development Division accomplishes this by providing financial assistance to develop safe, quality affordable housing, pathways to homeownership, infrastructure and public facility improvements, and homeless prevention and services programs.
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Documents may also be requested by calling 904-255-8200, by emailing HCDDComments@coj.net, or by mailing a request to Housing and Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
2022-2023 FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION AND FUNDING ALLOCATIONS
FY 2022-2023 Funding Allocations
FY 2022-2023 Universal Applications Guidelines and Application, with Presentations Attached
2022-2023 Universal Applications Questions and Answers - December 10 2021
2022-2023 Universal Applications Questions and Answers - December 20 2021
Topic: FY2022-2023 Universal Applications Cycle Workshop
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2022-2023 Universal Applications Public Notice Advertisement - English and Spanish
For a lender or title company seeking payoff information for a City funded mortgage, please contact Carla Ray at email@example.com or 904-255-8243. If you are requesting payoff information for a City funded mortgage, please note that it may take 72 hours or more to provide such information.
HOUSING SERVICES PROGRAMS
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. These programs are awarded annually to the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program ("HOME") and the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Program.
The Headstart to Homeownership ("H2H") program is currently open to new applications.
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HOME REVOLVING LOAN FUND PROGRAM
HCDD administers federal funds received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). The City uses the funds for the HOME Revolving Loan Fund ("RLF") to preserve neighborhoods, create and preserve affordable housing, and stimulate economic revitalization. In September 2022, HCDD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability ("NOFA") for Affordable Housing development projects.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Community Development is responsible for the administration of the Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG"), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA"), programs awarded annually to the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION
HCDD administers fair housing in each of its programs and has partnered with the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission ("JHRC") to make a collaborative effort to ensure human rights and fair housing for all citizens of Jacksonville.
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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 determined that no need exists for the City or any independent agency, therefore the parcels meet the affordable housing criteria.
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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2021 DRAFT HOME-ARP ALLOCATION PLAN NEW
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Jacksonville (“City”) was awarded $12,060,074 in HOME-American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) funds in a one-time allocation from the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development (“HUD”). Federal HOME-ARP funding was created to assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The HOME-ARP Allocation plan ("the plan") defines the use of the HOME-ARP grant funds to address these needs within the HUD-approved eligible activities. The City will make funds available for activities once the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan’s associated consultation, public participation process, and HUD approval have been completed through the substantial amendment of the PY 2021 Annual Action Plan. The City has allocated the HOME-ARP funds for the following activities: acquisition and development of non-congregate shelters and administration and planning.
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the development of the plan. The draft plan is available for review on this webpage using the link provided below. A hard copy is also available at the HCDD lobby at 214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor Jacksonville Florida 32202.
The comment period for the draft 2021 HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is August 4, 2022 to August 18, 2022. Comments should be submitted in writing to Thomas Daly, Chief of Housing and Community Development Division, by email HCDDComments@coj.net, or in writing to Housing and Community Development Division at 214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor Jacksonville Florida 32202, and received no later than 5:00PM August 18, 2022. A Public Hearing is scheduled for August 10, 2022 at 11:00AM in the 1st Floor Training Room at 214 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1-2 business days notification to process; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services Division at: V(904) 255-5472, TTY-(904) 255-5475, or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the 2021 Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
Click here to view the English Public Notice for the 2021 Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
Click here to view the Spanish Public Notice for the 2021 Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The purpose of the Annual Action Plan is to provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans.
The City of Jacksonville's available Program Year 2022 available federal funding amounts are:
- Emergency Solutions Grant $570,440
- HOME Investment Partnership $3,604,095
- Community Development Block Grant $6,515,657
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS $2,720,736
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the development of the Annual Action Plan by reviewing the draft and making comments during the public comment period. The comment period for the draft 2022 Annual Action Plan was July 1, 2022 to July 30, 2022. Comments must have been received no later than July 30, 2022 for consideration in the draft 2022 Annual Action Plan. A public hearing for the 2022 Annual Action Plan occurred on July 29, 2022 at 10:00AM in the First Floor Training Room at 214 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
Click here to view the 2022 Annual Action Plan final submission. NEW
Click here to view a PDF of the Notice to Public of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for the 2022 Annual Action Plan
Click here to view a PDF of the Notice to Public of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for the 2022 Annual Action Plan in Espanol
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT ("CAPER")
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report ("CAPER") provides annual performance reporting on client outputs and outcomes that enables an assessment of grantee performance in achieving the housing stability outcome measure. The CAPER fulfills statutory and regulatory program reporting requirements and provides the grantee and HUD with the necessary information to assess the overall program performance and accomplishments against planned goals and objectives.
The 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 2020 Program Year (“PY2020”) which ran from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
A public hearing regarding the PY2020 CAPER was held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
Click here to view the 2020 CAPER Public Hearing Presentation, December 2, 2021
Click here to view the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
A copy of the CAPER is available online at the link above, by emailing a request to email@example.com, by calling the Housing and Community Development Division at 904-255-8200, or by mailing a request to:
Housing and Community Development
Request for CAPER
214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") Program, HOME Investment Partnerships ("HOME") Program, Emergency Solutions Grants ("ESG") Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS ("HOPWA") Program. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report ("CAPER").
A public hearing regarding the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan occurred on August 2, 2021.
Click here to view the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
HELPFUL HOUSING RESOURCES
Housing and Community Development
214 N. Hogan St., 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Main Telephone: (904) 255-8200
Fax: (904) 255-8209