City of Jacksonville


Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission

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.

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 ROSTER - May 2024

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.
  • Review and approve staff plans for the expenditure of federal funds through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME grant, Emergency Service Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant. 


JHCDC Meetings are held on the fourth of Wednesday of each Month, except November and December, at  214 North Hogan Street  8th Floor, Room 851, Jacksonville, FL 32202 at 9:30 am. 

JHCDC 2024 Calendar

Please contact Barbara Florio to be added to the mailing list. 

Upcoming meeting Information:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission (JHCDC) will hold an in-person meeting on Wednesday, 26 JUN 2024 at 9:30 AM in Room 851 (the 8th floor conference room) of the Ed Ball Building, located at 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  The purpose of this meeting is for informational presentation to the JHCDC as reflected on the meeting agenda.

Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting in person. If you have any questions regarding this notice or would like to receive a copy of the agenda and/or meeting materials, please contact Sandra Nester by telephone at (904) 255-8235 or by email at

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 City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Division at: V(904) 255-5472, TTY-(904) 255-5475, or email your request to

View past JHCDC Agendas and Minutes here.


May 2024 - Lutheran Social Services
JHCDC May 2024 - LSS presentation

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April 2024 - Civitas
2024-2025 Proposed UA Awards
2024-2025 JHCDC Funding Presentation Civitas

March 2024 - Civitas (Training for Board members)
2024 HCDD Presentation Civitas

January 2024 - Ability Housing
Ability Housing 2024 JHCDC Presentation


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