Housing - HOME Investment Partnership Program for the City of Jackson


The HOME Investment Partnership program is a partnership between the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) and the City of 

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Jackson Department of Planning and Development, Office of Housing and Community Development, Development Assistance Division, to assist individuals to achieve permanent home ownership within the city limits of Jackson. Financial assistance for qualified applicants can be up to $25,000 per household.

Established in 2002, the partnership is a localized model of the statewide Mississippi Home of Your Own Program established by IDS in 1997 to make home ownership a reality for persons with disabilities. To date, 67 families have been assisted through this partnership in becoming Jackson Homeowners.


HOME Investment Partnership program



Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Mississippi resident who is a first-time, low-income home buyer within the city limits of Jackson.
  • The applicant must be able to make mortgage payments after expenses.
  • The applicant must have good credit and some savings for home ownership.

Available Services

  • Information and referral
  • Pre-purchase home buyer education and credit counseling
  • Person-centered planning (interagency collaboration)
  • Research available options for funding sources for down payments and closing costs, home modifications, reserves, etc.
  • Assistance in locating appropriate mortgage, home selection, inspection, and appraisal
  • Individual counseling through the home buying process
  • Follow-up

Customer standing in her new front lawn.This list is not all-inclusive. Resources are limited and are based on an individual needs assessment.

Funders for the City of Jackson HOME Investment Partnership program are the City of Jackson, the Institute for Disability Studies, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For more information, contact:

Coordinator for Housing Initiatives
Telephone:  601.266.5163
Toll Free and TTY:  1.888.671.0051