News Flash

City News Stories

Posted on: January 21, 2021

Help available for Jackson residents facing foreclosure


As foreclosures loom for some residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Jackson is allocating more funds to help keep families in their homes. At their Tuesday, Feb. 9 virtual meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously voted to put an additional $120,000 into a foreclosure prevention program. 

Additional money for this program uses CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) funds from the federal government. $100,000 will be used to help residents facing mortgage or tax foreclosure and $20,000 will go to the Community Action Agency (CAA) to administer the program. The City Council originally allocated $80,000 to the program in May 2020. 

Residents needing this assistance apply through CAA, and must met certain requirements, such as City residency, be of a low-to-moderate income, and prove they’ve been financially impacted by the pandemic. Payments go from CAA directly to the mortgage holder or the Jackson County Treasurer and not the resident. 

Mayor Derek Dobies says it’s important for the City to continue COVID-19 relief efforts for the community. “Economic strains brought on by the pandemic are putting residents in dire financial situations, which often means not being able to afford mortgage and property tax payments,” Mayor Dobies said. “Putting more money into this program will help keep up with growing demand for foreclosure help in the City and keep families in their homes.” 

Residents needing assistance with foreclosure prevention are asked to contact Sierra Jones at the Community Action Agency by calling 517-740-1027. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News Stories

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Jackson City Council Sept. 14, 2021 Meeting

Posted on: September 14, 2021
Jackson City Council meeting 7-13-21

Jackson City Council July 13 Meeting

Posted on: July 13, 2021
Summer Newsletter Graphic

Summer Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: June 7, 2021
Spring Newsletter Graphic

Spring Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: April 15, 2021
Jackson City Council 2-23-21 meeting

Jackson City Council Feb. 23, 2021 meeting

Posted on: February 23, 2021
Leaf vacuum machine and leaf pile

UPDATE: Leaf collection completed

Posted on: October 13, 2020
11-24-20 City Council meeting

Jackson City Council Nov. 24, 2020 meeting

Posted on: November 24, 2020
11-10-20 City Council meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Nov. 10, 2020

Posted on: November 10, 2020
Census sign

Be counted! Respond to the U.S. Census

Posted on: September 9, 2020
8-11-20 meeting

Jackson City Council Sept. 8, 2020 Meeting

Posted on: September 8, 2020
Fall newsletter video still

Fall 2020 Newsletter now available!

Posted on: September 4, 2020
8-11-20 meeting

Jackson City Council Aug. 11 Meeting

Posted on: August 11, 2020