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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.

Documents on this webpage provided in links are in pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.  Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader

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.  
 
 

Local Option Affordable Housing Tax Exemption – Application For Certification

The ‘Local Option Affordable Housing Tax Exemption’ provides an ad valorem tax exemption for portions of multifamily projects containing 50 or more residential units, where 20 percent of the project is used to provide affordable housing.  Household income must be greater than 30% but not more than 60% of the median annual adjusted gross income for households in Duval County.  Other rules and requirements apply.  You must apply for this tax exemption by applying for certification from the Housing and Community Development Division using the application form linked below.  Once received and approved, the certification is sent to the Duval County Property Appraiser for further action.  The property owner must apply for certification by January 15 for each year for which such an exemption is claimed.

Click here to view and download the Application for Certification-Local Option Tax Exemption.
 

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 closed. 

Applications for non-housing related activities were accepted from public and private non-profit agencies starting on Monday, December 11, 2023. 

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.  Please note the required workshops are typically held later November and early December each yera, and funding is for October 1st the following year. 

The 2024-2025 Technical Assistance and Budget Workshops were held as follows: 

  • 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 karat@coj.net.  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 and mandatory workshops, please email HCDDComments@coj.net and include your name, title, organization name, and phone number.  


PAYOFF INFORMATION

If you are requesting payoff information for a City funded mortgage, please contact Carla Ray (carlaray@coj.net 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. 
 
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF PUBLIC HEARING for the 2024 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
Notice is given that the City of Jacksonville’s (“City”) Housing and Community Development Division (“HCDD”) will have a public hearing to provide an overview of the draft 2024 Annual Action Plan (“AAP”). The AAP provides a summary of the actions, activities, and specific resources that will be used each year to address needs and goals identified by the 2021 – 2025 Consolidated Plan. The Public Hearing is scheduled for April 24, 2024 at 11:00AM in the 1st Floor Training Room at 214 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
The City expects to receive an estimated $6,626,210 from the annual CDBG allocation and $481,568.19 in program income and $200,220.85 in reprogrammed funds for a total of $7,307,999.04. For the HOME program, the City estimates receiving $3,695,329 from the annual allocation and $525,209.45 in program income for a total of $4,220,538.45. For the ESG program the City estimates receiving $572,658. For the HOPWA program the City estimates receiving $3,028,862.
 
Click here to view a PDF of the Notice of Public Hearing for the 2024 Annual Action Plan
Click here to view a PDF of the Notice of Public Hearing for the 2024 Annual Action Plan in Espanol 

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the development of the Annual Action Plan by reviewing the draft and making comments during the public comment period.  The comment period for the draft 2024 Annual Action Plan will be July 1, 2024 to July 30, 2024.   Comments must be received no later than July 30, 2024 for consideration in the draft 2024 Annual Action Plan.
 
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

Click here to view the 2023 Annual Action Plan
 

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 karat@coj.net.  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. 

 


CONSOLIDATED PLAN

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
 


CONTACT

Housing and Community Development 
214 N. Hogan St., 7th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Main Telephone: (904) 255-8200
Fax: (904) 255-8209
HCDDComments@coj.net

HCDD Phone List - MAY 2024