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The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening.  Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator.  Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month.  Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.

Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.

Jackson County Housing Authority

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
  • Posted Date:06/29/2016 8:00 AM

Purpose:  The Housing Authority of the County of Jackson, Illinois, is committed to providing quality, affordable housing, that is decent and safe, to eligible families in this community. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents may live in an environment that is clean, well maintained and attractive. Our goal is to manage our public housing units in a manner that is consistent with good, financially sound property management practices. By taking advantage of available community and government resources, we intend to provide our residents with as many opportunities for economic self-sufficiency as we can identify. We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for our residents and their families. We are committed to serving our residents and this entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring.  The Housing Authority, as a Public Housing Agency, is governed by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Members:  Five members are appointed to the Jackson County Housing Authority Commission.


Conditions on Membership:  As stated in Department of Housing and Urban Development 24 CFR Part 964:  Public Housing Agency Organization; Required Resident Membership on Board of Directors or Similar Governing Body; Final Rule, the membership of the board of directors of a Public Housing Agency (PHA) must contain not less than one member who is directly assisted by the PHA.  This is designed to provide for more resident involvement, and to increase resident participation and awareness in creating and maintaining a positive living environment.  In order for a resident to be eligible for board membership, the resident’s name must appear on the lease and the resident must be at least 18 years of age.   “Directly assisted” means residing in public housing or receiving Section 8 tenant-based assistance.  Direct assistance does not include any State-financed housing assistance programs, Section 8 project-based assistance, or Section 8 new construction assistance. 


Meetings:  The Jackson County Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners holds its regular monthly board meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  This meeting is held at the Housing Authority’s main office located at 300 N 7th Street, Murphysboro IL.


Terms:  Members serve a five year term.

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