Housing Options


JSU provides several options for Post-Traditional students that want to live on or adjacent to campus.  All of these options provide easy access to academic buildings, campus amenities, and sporting events.  All of these options are campus properties and as such will be billed directly to your student account.

Apartment Living at JSU


Jacksonville Tenants

Application Fees:  None refundable.  Fees may vary apartment to apartment.

Security Deposit:  A “good faith deposit” — for future payments and any damages.  Fees may vary apartment to apartment.

Wait list: A wait list is set in stone the December before your rental begins. Wait lists vary from apartment to apartment.

Digital Search for Apartments



Facebook Group: For Rent, Jacksonville, AL


Jacksonville Apartments Listing

Income Based Housing

Jacksonville Housing Authority

Address: 895 Gardner Dr. SE

Phone: (256) 435 2485

Website: https://www.jacksonvillealhousing.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jacksonville.alabama.housing.authority

Follow The Housing Authority of the City of Jacksonville’s Facebook page for updates on application for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing.

To apply for Income Based Housing

Complete the initial application.  You will need the Social Security number and Date of Birth of all the people who will be moving into the home

  • There is a waiting list for both Public Housing and Section 8 Housing
  • There is also a priority list for the homeless, elderly or disabled
  • There is a background check on applicants

Public Housing

- Income based and has a wait list from 6 months to a year

- Age: 19 and up

- All 1-5 bed units within Public Housing Properties

- College Students can apply, friends/students can apply together.

- All tenants will need to be listed on the application.

- All income of students have to be combine to determine income.

- Rent adjustments will be made to reflect increased/decreased income or a roommate moving out.

- Provide proof of student status

- No time commitment to living in Public Housing 

Section 8

- 2 year waitlist

- Pays a portion of rent for a house or an apartment

- Qualification is income based

- Leasing agreement is with property owner

- You can find own residence that accept Section 8 after you qualify for a Section 8.