The City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has released its request for proposal for the Blight Elimination Program. The purpose of this program is to eliminate blighted properties. The State of Mississippi has made available $20 million to use state wide to demolish blighted properties through a grant process.
The purpose of the Blight Elimination Program is to provide subsidies to selected applicants for the acquisition and demolition of blighted and/or abandoned residential structures.
Approved applicants will be allowed to purchase and demolish blighted property in Jackson, MS. The intended final end use for the development area will be new construction of both rental and homeownership units on both contiguous and scattered sites.
The development area is the area bound by the following streets: St. Charles Street, Ellis Avenue, Capitol Street, Boling Street, W. Woodrow Wilson/Bullard Street, and Prentiss Street.
The City of Jackson is accepting applications for all local non-profit agencies, private organizations including Faith-based organizations, for-profit entities, and Economic Development Entities that have an interest and capacity to provide services as Blight Partner for the City of Jackson.
If you or your organization is interested and would like assistance, JSU’s Center for University Based Development will assist you in preparing your proposal. Please call 601-979-2255 for more information.
Below is the RFP, Application, and notice.
Proposals are due AUGUST 4, 2017.