Jacksonville Housing and 
Community Development Commission
Special Hybrid Virtual & In-Person Board Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that the Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission will hold a Special Hybrid Virtual and In-Person meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting noticed herein is offered virtually through the Zoom.US- computer application and in-person at the Main Library at 303 N. Laura Street, – Multipurpose Room. The meeting agenda and materials can be obtained electronically by contacting Barbara Florio at bflorio@coj.net by 4:00 pm April 13th
 For instructions to attend the meeting via Zoom, see: 4-14-2021-Special-Hybrid-Virtual-In-Person-JHCDC-Public-Notice4-14-2021-Hybrid-Virtual-In-Person-JHCDC-Public-Notice-Spanish

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. 

Meeting Dates

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.
Next Meeting: April  14, 2021 

MEETING TIME: Wednesday, April 14, 2021​ - 9:30 am

PHYSICAL LOCATION:Main Library at 303 N. Laura Street, – Multipurpose Room

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) 255-5466, TTY-(904) 255-5476, or email your request to karat@coj.net.

Meeting Minutes

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.

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.  Women-s-Center-of-Jax-presentation-August-26-2020.pdf

Previous Presentations:
April 2019 Presentation: Fair Housing Week 4-24-19
September JHCDC Presentation: NFAN - 9.25.2019 presentation
November\December Presentation: Catholic Charities JHCDC Presentation December 2019  

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