The Housing and Community Development Division ("HCDD") manages affordable housing and community development related initiatives on behalf of the City of Jacksonville to increase the availability of affordable housing to low-and moderate-income persons within the Jacksonville community through public and private partnerships. The vision of the Housing and Community Development Division is to enable a better quality of life for all citizens of Jacksonville, by improving the lives of low to moderate income residents, special needs residents, elderly citizens, and homeless households. The Housing and Community Development Division accomplishes this by providing financial assistance to develop safe, quality affordable housing, pathways to homeownership, infrastructure and public facility improvements, and homeless prevention and services programs.
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Documents may also be requested by calling 904-255-8200, by emailing HCDDComments@coj.net
, or by mailing a request to Housing and Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
HCDD Phone List - June 23
Fiscal Year 2024-2025 UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS CYCLE
The Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Universal Application cycle for the City of Jacksonville's Consolidated Plan Federal Grant Programs is open.
FY24-25 UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Applications for non-housing related activities will be accepted from public and private non-profit agencies starting on Monday, December 11, 2023. Applications must be received by HCDD no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
FY24-25 Universal Application Documents
Click here to view the recording of the 2024-2025 Universal Applications Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop that took place on Zoom, Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 11:00AM. The Passcode to view is: C6nLB$+!
FY24-25 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Click here to view 1.3.2024 UA Questions & Answers.
The following links will open a new window in YouTube:
Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to Applying for Federal Grant Funding video.
Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to CDBG Funding for Public Service Activities.
Click here to view the Subrecipient's Guide to CDBG Funding for Public Facility Projects.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND BUDGET WORKSHOP
All 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. During the workshops, HCDD staff will review the grant application process, project eligibility, and provide information to assist with application preparation. Applications will not be accepted from agencies that have not attended at least one Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop. If, after attending a Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop, applicants need additional assistance, please send questions to HCDDComments@coj.net.
The 2024-2025 Technical Assistance and Budget Workshops will be held:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., virtual on Zoom
Applicants must register to attend the Zoom workshop, by clicking here. The registration will be completed through Zoom and a separate window may open in your internet browser.
After registration, Zoom will send a separate link to the registrant's email to access the Technical Assistance and Budget Workshop.
Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., in-person at the Legends Community Center, Community Room
5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 3220
Registration is not required for this in-person workshop.
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 Disabled Services Division at: V (904) 255-5472, TTY (904) 255-5475, or email your request to Kara Tucker email@example.com. If any non-English speaking persons wish to attend the workshops and require a translator, please notify HCDD at (904) 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.
Click here to view the Notice of Federal Funding for 2024-2025 Universal Applications Cycle in English.
Presione aquí para ver el Aviso de Fondos Federales para el Ciclo de Aplicaciones Universales 2024-2025 en español.
Click here to view the previous program year 2022-2023 Funding Allocations.
To be included on the distribution list and receive information on the upcoming 2025-2026 Universal Applications Cycle, please email HCDDComments@coj.net and include your name, title, organization name, and phone number.
If you are requesting payoff information for a City funded mortgage, please contact Carla Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-255-8243). Please note that it may take 72 hours or more to provide such information.
The Headstart to Homeownership ("H2H") program is currently open to new applications.
The Limited Repair Program ("LRP") waitlist is currently closed. Please continue to monitor this webpage for program waitlist reopening. Households that are currently on the waitlist will be contacted by LRP Program Staff as applications are processed and home repairs begin.
Click here for more information on Housing Services Programs.
HOME REVOLVING LOAN FUND PROGRAM
HCDD administers federal funds received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). The City uses the funds for the HOME Revolving Loan Fund ("RLF") to preserve neighborhoods, create and preserve affordable housing, and stimulate economic revitalization. In September 2022, HCDD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability ("NOFA") for Affordable Housing development projects.
Click here for more information on the HOME Revolving Loan Fund.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Community Development is responsible for the administration of the Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG"), Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG"), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS ("HOPWA"), programs awarded annually to the City of Jacksonville through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Click here for more information about these programs.
FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION
HCDD administers fair housing in each of its programs and has partnered with the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission ("JHRC") 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 determined that no need exists for the City or any independent agency, therefore the parcels meet the affordable housing criteria.
Click here for more information about the Surplus Property Donation program.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2021 DRAFT HOME-ARP ALLOCATION PLAN
The City of Jacksonville (“City”) was awarded $12,060,074 in HOME-American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) funds in a one-time allocation from the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development (“HUD”). Federal HOME-ARP funding was created to assist individuals or households who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing affordable housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The HOME-ARP Allocation plan ("the plan") defines the use of the HOME-ARP grant funds to address these needs within the HUD-approved eligible activities. The City will make funds available for activities once the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan’s associated consultation, public participation process, and HUD approval have been completed through the substantial amendment of the PY 2021 Annual Action Plan. The City has allocated the HOME-ARP funds for the following activities: acquisition and development of non-congregate shelters and administration and planning.
Click here to view the 2021 HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, updated October 24, 2022.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The purpose of the Annual Action Plan is to provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans.
The City of Jacksonville's available Program Year 2023 available federal funding amounts are:
Emergency Solutions Grant $572,658
HOME Investment Partnership $3,695,329
Community Development Block Grant $6,626,210
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS $3,028,862
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT ("CAPER")
Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period
The CAPER provides accomplishments and expenditure information on the four HUD funded programs ("CDBG", "HOME", "HOPWA" and "ESG") administered by the City of Jacksonville during the 2022 Program Year (“PY2022”) which ran from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.
A draft of the CAPER for the City of Jacksonville has been completed and will be available for a fifteen (15) day public review and comment period, from Friday, December 8, 2023 through Friday, December 22, 2023. Click here to view a draft copy of the PY2022 CAPER.
A public hearing regarding the PY2022 CAPER will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 3:30 p.m., in-person at the Legends Community Center, Community Room, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32208.
Comments should be submitted via email to HCDDComments@coj.net, or in writing and delivered to Housing and Community Development, 25 N. Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Jacksonville, Florda 32202. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2023. The final PY2022 CAPER will be submitted to HUD on or before December 29, 2023.
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 Disabled Services Division at: V (904) 255-5472, TTY (904) 255-5475, or email your request to email@example.com. If any non-English speaking persons wish to attend the public hearing and require a translator, please notify HCDD at (904) 255-8200 in advance so accommodations may be made. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.
Click here to view PY2022 CAPER DRAFT
Click here to view the Public Notice for the 2022 CAPER Comment Period and Public Hearing in English.
Click here to view the Public Notice for the 2022 CAPER Comment Period and Public Hearing in Spanish.
The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") Program, HOME Investment Partnerships ("HOME") Program, Emergency Solutions Grants ("ESG") Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS ("HOPWA") Program. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report ("CAPER").
A public hearing regarding the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan occurred on August 2, 2021.
Click here to view the 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
If you are seeking assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Irma, please click here to visit the Rebuild Florida website. Rebuild Florida is a State-run program that is not associated with the City of Jacksonville.
HELPFUL HOUSING RESOURCES
Click here to view other housing resources.
Housing and Community Development
214 N. Hogan St., 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Main Telephone: (904) 255-8200
Fax: (904) 255-8209