If you are in need of immediate housing assistance, please contact the United Way at 211.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing, including race, color, religion, sex, and handicap, marital or family status or national origin.
To qualify, all applicants must have lived or worked in Duval County for at least six months and must demonstrate the criteria listed below. If you are married, you must submit the form with your spouse. We cannot accept your interest form if you are separated.
Ability to Pay Mortgage:
Monthly income must be between 35% and 80% of median income for Duval County (see chart to right) to meet routine expenses, maintain the house and make monthly mortgage payments. You must have lived or worked in Duval County for at least six months, been on your full time job at least 1 year (or 6 months in same line of work as your previous position) or part time job for 2 years, have less than $1,000 in delinquent debt, and if you have a credit score, it must be above 620 (if no credit score, you will need to meet non-traditional credit guidelines).
Please use these websites to determine your credit eligibility:
*This reports scores from two of the three credit bureaus. If credit is pulled from all three credit bureaus, your score may vary.
Annual Credit Report (free once a year)**
**This will provide your credit report but not your credit score.
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Need for Housing (you only need to meet ONE of these criteria):
Willingness to Partner:
For a successful relationship between HabiJax and potential homeowners, these obligations must be met by applicants:
(Your income must fall between the the two incomes for your family size. Income levels are effective April 1, 2020)
|Family Size||35% Median||80% Median|