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. 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.

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.

FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION
 Universal Applications

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE

The City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division (HCDD), announces that the 2020 – 2021 Universal Application will be available beginning Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for the following City of Jacksonville Consolidated Plan federal grant programs:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

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
Friday, January 31, 2020 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 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE and BUDGET WORKSHOPS
All non-profit 501(c) (3) 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. 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.

The 2nd Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop will be held on:
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.
Legends Center
5130 Soutel Drive - Community Room
Jacksonville, FL 32208

No applications will be accepted from agencies that have not attended one mandatory technical assistance and budget workshop.
If, after attending a workshop, applicants need additional assistance, HCDD staff will be available, by appointment only, at 214 N. Hogan Street 7th floor.
Please call (904)255-8200 beginning January 8, 2020 to schedule an appointment.

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 karat@coj.net.
If any non-English speaking persons wish to attend the workshops and require a translator, please notify the Housing and Community Division.
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2020 Universal Application Guidelines and Application (PDF)
2020-2021 Federal Grant Applications Notice
2019-2020 Proposed UA Awards (Approved by JHCDC with Confirmed Revenues)
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

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.

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