About JCHA


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Fair Housing



What is the Fair Housing Act? 

The U.S. Fair Housing Amendments act of 1988 makes it illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status

If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated?

 

  • Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (HUD-903).
  • You can call HUD’s toll-free Fair Housing Hotline at 1-800-669-9777

 Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 451 Seventh St. SW, Room 5204 Washington, DC 20410-2000

 You can write a letter to HUD with:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your complaint is about
  • The address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent or buy
  • The date when this incident occurred
  • A short description of what happened
  • Then mail it to the Fair Housing Hub closest to you

You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD, but you should file it as soon as possible.

HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Website


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Board of Commissioners


The six members of the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners are appointed by Jefferson City's mayor.  The members of the Board are:

Larry Vincent - Chair
Larry Kolb- Vice Chair
Dian Cain 
Dennis Mueller
Bob Weber
Donna White





History


Ted HerronThe Jefferson City Housing Authority was created by the Missouri Legislature in the late 1950's.  By 1960, Executive Director Ted J. Herron was building the first Public Housing Project in Jefferson City.

It was built on what had been locally called "goat hill" because of the livestock that ran freely there.  Tar paper shacks without indoor plumbing gave way to modern apartments. The new units had up-to-date kitchens with stoves, refrigerators and running water.

The Housing Authority became the Land Clearance Authority for Jefferson City.  In the late 1960's and the 1970's the Land Clearance Authority documented and improved many blighted and substandard neighborhoods all over town.


Today the Housing Authority has  318 units of Public Housing and  421 units with other sources of funding.  Families of all sizes, the elderly and disabled live in Housing Authority owned or managed apartments in several locations in Jefferson City.  At least 200  more families rent from private landlords with rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.