The City of Jackson is a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) identified entitlement community. As such, the City has been the recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds since 1974 and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds since 1991. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, which has a primary objective of developing viable urban communities. These viable communities are achieved by providing the following, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income:
The HOME program was created by the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended. The intent of the HOME program is to provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households, expand the capacity of non-profit housing providers, strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing, and leverage private-sector participation.
The City of Jackson has prioritized its annual CDBG and HOME funding to further a local overall economic stabilization initiative through a phased program beginning with the Jackson Neighborhood Economic Stabilization (JNES). The strategic plans revolve around
The initial phase of JNES will concentrate on removing the overabundance of vacant, abandoned, dilapidated housing while providing select rehabilitation and new construction opportunities to maintain and increase homeownership. Non-owner occupied residential properties will undergo a revitalized rental inspection process and enhanced blight ordinance enforcement to return vibrancy to City neighborhoods.
Please contact Michelle L. Pultz-Orthaus, Records Management Coordinator, at (517) 768-6436 or firstname.lastname@example.org any questions about the City’s programs.