JHA
Jacksonville Housing Authority
1300 N Broad Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 630-3810

The JHA is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees. 
Below is a summary of the benefits offered.

Health: Employees choose between a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and a Point of Service (POS) plan.  The JHA pays the entire premium for single coverage and a portion for dependent coverage.

Dental: Employees choose between a Dental Maintenance Organization (DHMO) and a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (DPPO).  There are several options from which the employee may choose.

Term Life Insurance: The JHA provides group term life insurance equal to the employee’s base annual earnings.  Employees may purchase up to three times of their base annual earnings.

Long Term Disability Insurance: Employees are provided with a long term disability insurance plan.  This plan provides 60% of the employee’s basic monthly earnings after 60-days of continuous disability.

Holidays: Employees receive 12 paid holiday days per year, as follows:  New Years Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  In addition, employees receive 1 personal leave day per year to use anytime.

Personal Leave: After six months employment, employees accrue two weeks of personal leave.  Employees accrue 13.33 hours of personal leave per month during their first 4 years of service.  Additional personal leave is accrued after 4 years.

Retirement: JHA is the member of the COJ Retirement System and makes monthly contributions in the employee’s name to the COJ Pension fund.  This is more commonly known as a “Pension Plan.”  All full-time employees have the option of either joining the Defined Benefit (Pension) or Defined Contribution (401A) plan.  For more information, click here.

Deferred Compensation Plan: Employees also have an option to make pre-tax contributions into a 457 plan.  Several investment options are available for employees.

Educational Assistance: Employees with a minimum of six months of service are eligible for educational assistance.  Courses must be pre-approved by a supervisor and be used towards earning a degree that will assist the JHA in accomplishing our Mission and Vision Statement.  Reimbursement is based on the University of North Florida tuition schedule in effect at the time of the course is taken.  Employees must earn at least a grade C for the educational assistance.

Voluntary Benefits: The JHA also offers its employees the option to pick up additional voluntary benefits including but not limited to short-term disability, dependent life insurance and vision care.

The Human Resources Department will answer questions regarding the benefits above during New Hire Orientation.