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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.

Documents on this webpage provided in links are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.  Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

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.  

 

FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 2023-2024 UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS CYCLE    NEW


The Housing and Community Development Division ("HCDD") announces that the 2023-2024 Universal Application are available beginning Friday, December 2, 2022 for the following City of Jacksonville's Consolidated Plan Federal Grant Programs: 
  • Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") 
    • CDBG projects must meet national objectives of benefiting low-and-moderate income persons, or aiding in the elimination or prevention of slum and blight.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA") 
  • Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG")

Click here to view and download the 2023-2024 Universal Applications Package.  This document includes the guidelines, application, appendix of forms, scoring rubric for reference, and the Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop powerpoint presentation.  NEW

Click here to view the recording of the 2023-2024 Universal Applications Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop that took place on Zoom, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00AM.  The passcode to view is: 2Gpf!+2!    NEW

Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to Applying for Federal Grant Funding video.  This link will open a new window in YouTube.  NEW

Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to CDBG Funding for Public Service Activities.  This link will open a new window in YouTube.   NEW

Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to CDBG Funding for Public Facility Projects.  This link will open a new window in YouTube.   NEW

Click here to view the prevous program year 2022-2023 Funding Allocations.  NEW


2023-2024 UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Applications for non-housing related activities will be accepted from public and private non-profit agencies starting on Monday, December 5, 2022.  Applications submitted between December 5, 2022 and January 4, 2023 will be accepted at:

Housing and Community Development Division
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., except Holidays when City Offices are closed
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m
Applications submitted on the deadline date of January 5, 2023 will be accepted at:

Universal Applications Table
9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
Ed Ball Building, 1st Floor
214 N. Hogan Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202.  



MANDATORY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND BUDGET WORKSHOP

All agencies applying for funds are required to attend one 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.  During the workshops, HCDD staff will review the grant application process, project eligibility, and provide information to assist with application preparation.  Applications will not be accepted from agencies that have not attended at least one Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop.  If, after attending a Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop, applicants need additional assistance, please send questions to HCDDComments@coj.net.  

The 2023-2024 Technical Assistance and Budget Workshops took place on: 

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., virtual on Zoom 

    • Applicants must register to attend the Zoom workshop, by clicking here.  The registration will be completed through Zoom and a separate window may open in your internet browser.  

    • After registration, Zoom will send a separate link to the registrant's email to access the Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop.  

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., in-person at the Legends Community Center, Community Room 

    • 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32208

    • Registration is not required for this in-person workshop.

Pursuant to the Americans 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 the Disabled Services Division at: V (904) 255-5472, TTY (904) 255-5475, or email your request to karat@coj.net.  If any non-English speaking persons wish to attend the workshops and require a translator, please notify HCDD at (904) 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.  

Click here to view the Notice of Federal Funding for 2023-2024 Universal Applications Cycle in English.

Presione aquí para ver el Aviso de Fondos Federales para el Ciclo de Aplicaciones Universales 2023-2024 en español.


PAYOFF INFORMATION

For a lender or title company seeking payoff information for a City funded mortgage, please contact Carla Ray at carlaray@coj.net 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. 

Click here for more information on Housing Services Programs.


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. 

Click here for more information on the HOME Revolving Loan Fund.


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. 

Click here for more information about these programs.  


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.

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 determined that no need exists for the City or any independent agency, therefore the parcels meet the affordable housing criteria.

Click here for more information about the Surplus Property Donation program.


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS


2021 DRAFT HOME-ARP ALLOCATION PLAN  

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. 

Click here to view the 2021 HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, updated October 24, 2022.  



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. 
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")  NEW
Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period 


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 2021 Program Year (“PY2021”) which ran from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
 
A public hearing regarding the PY2021 CAPER will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:30 p.m., in-person at the Legends Community Center, Community Room, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. 

Pursuant to the Americans 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 the Disabled Services Division at: V (904) 255-5472, TTY (904) 255-5475, or email your request to karat@coj.net.  If any non-English speaking persons wish to attend the public hearing and require a translator, please notify HCDD at (904) 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.  

The draft CAPER will be available for a fifteen (15) day public review and comment period, from Saturday, December 3, 2022 through Saturday, December 17, 2022.  A copy of the draft CAPER will be made available online during the review period, by emailing a request to hcddcomments@coj.net, by calling the Housing and Community Development Division at 904-255-8200, or by mailing a request to: 

Housing and Community Development Division
Request for CAPER
214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Comments should be submitted in writing via email to HCDDComments@coj.net, or in writing or verbal and delivered to Housing and Community Development, 214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, or telephonically by calling 904-255-8200.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022.  The final PY2021 CAPER will be submitted to HUD on or before December 30, 2022.  

Click here to view the 2021 CAPER Draft document.  NEW
Click here to view the Public Notice for the 2021 CAPER Comment Period and Public Hearing in English. 
Click here to view the Public Notice for the 2021 CAPER Comment Period and Public Hearing in Spanish. 

 

CONSOLIDATED PLAN

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

 

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If you are seeking assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Irma, please click here to visit the  Rebuild Florida website. Rebuild Florida is a State-run program that is not associated with the City of Jacksonville. 
 

HELPFUL HOUSING RESOURCES

Click here to view other housing resources. 
 

CONTACT

Housing and Community Development 
214 N. Hogan St., 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Main Telephone: (904) 255-8200
Fax: (904) 255-8209
HCDDComments@coj.net