The St. Joseph Housing Authority (SJHA) was incorporated in 1964 as the public authority to provide safe and sanitary affordable housing. The SJHA provides housing for low and moderate-income households who are otherwise unable to obtain adequate housing. We are governed by a Mayor- selected Board of Commissioners. All funding is derived from SJHA tenant rent payments and federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidies.
The Housing Authority was established for the purpose of providing decent cost-effective housing in St. Joseph. We currently own 170 conventional housing units, which range from two (2) bedrooms to four (4) bedrooms. We administer 1,009 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.
Our Mission: to assist low-income families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner. The Housing Authority will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.