The Housing Authority of the City of Jackson, Mississippi (JHA) was established in 1969 by resolution of the City Commission of the City of Jackson, Mississippi. The mission of JHA is to be a leader in our community in providing quality and affordable housing, while maintaining a safe environment, supported by programs and services to encourage economic improvement, personal empowerment and homeownership. JHA operates 152 units of low-income public housing, 34 single-family homes, and 834 Housing Choice Vouchers.
JHA has been creating homeownership opportunities in low- and moderate-income communities for more than eleven (11) years. The Housing Counselor has played a crucial role by offering unbiased information and advice to homebuyers, renters, victims of predatory lending, and families facing a financial emergency. These services have resulted in a significant number of families purchasing first homes, bringing mortgages and rental delinquencies current. JHA is now the only authority in the state of Mississippi designated as HUD Approved Local Housing Counseling Agency (LHCA).