The purpose of the Jackson County Grants Department is to increase, preserve, and improve housing that is affordable and livable, to the extent possible, ensuring long-term affordability and contributing to neighborhood revitalization.
Jackson County achieves it's mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing for it's citizens by maintaining partnerships with:
- Local, state, and federal agencies.
- Affordable housing developers.
- Non-profit organizations.
- Others who share the common goal of producing affordable housing.
Jackson County is a recipient of funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation, State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) for the purpose of:
- Meeting the housing needs of the very low, low, and moderate income households.
- To expand production of and preserve affordable housing.
- To further the housing element of the local government comprehensive plan specific to affordable housing.
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Jackson County Board of County Commissioners
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) consists of voluntary local business professionals and residents of Jackson County, who actively seek ways to improve, encourage and facilitate affordable housing throughout the County. The committee is also responsible for recommending revisions or amendments to the Local Housing Plan, a plan that is periodically updated and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
By resolution the Board of County Commissioners appointed 8 members representing the real estate profession, the banking/mortgage lending industry, a citizen who represent employers, a not for profit housing provider, a for profit housing provider, a residential home builder, a low income advocate and a laborer of home building.
On September 15, 2016 members selected officers for the committee as follows:
Chairman – Mr. Ledon Clemmens
Vice Chair – Ms. Debbie Moxley
Secretary – Wendy Schlesinger
Scheduled meetings for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee are set for the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning August 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (The October 20th meeting was changed to the 2nd Thursday in October on the 13th as determined by the committee.) Meetings will be held in the Jackson County Board of County Commission (BOCC) meeting room in the County Administration Building located at 2864 Madison Street, Marianna. Committee meetings will continue until the final report is complete and recommendations are submitted to the Board of County Commissioners.
The upcoming 2016 schedule is as follows:
1. August 18, 2016
2. September 15, 2016
3. October 20, 2016 changed to October 13, 2016
4. November 17, 2016
5. December 15, 2016
The Committee works with the County Housing Grants Coordinator and the State Housing Initiative Program. For more information about the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, contact the Jackson County Housing Grants Office at 850-482-9380.
For more information about the application requirements for the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) programs, please call our office at (850) 482-9083.