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Southern Oregon is located in the Pacific-Northwest region of the United States and is one of the most spectacular places to live with a new scenery to experience, and explore with each changing season.  The picture above was taken at Crater Lake National Park, one of many popular places locals like to explore.

Since 1969 the Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC) has been developing new housing opportunities throughout Jackson and Josephine County.  Our agency, at its core, exists to support our community by providing, developing, and maintaining decent, safe and affordable housing.  HAJC plays an important role in the community and believes that every individual and family should have a home of their own.  The Housing Authority is led by Jason Elzy, Executive Director.  Jason began his employment twenty years ago and served in many different roles.  Jason’s history and experience enables him to have an intimate knowledge of all the departments and programs and how important the success of each program is to our community.  HAJC is one of Southern Oregon’s largest developers of affordable housing and provides over 2100 Housing Choice Vouchers, and 1500 affordable housing units.

Each and every employee is a valuable asset contributing to the success of HAJC for the sole purpose of providing homes for individuals and families. Thank you for your interest in working for HAJC.

Staff Stories

There are so many things in this life that feel out of reach, housing shouldn’t be one of them. I love living in Southern Oregon. As a wife and mother of three small kids and three adventurous Labradors we have picked the perfect location to raise our family. We are in the midst of mountains to climb and rivers to swim. Southern Oregon has always been home to me, so when I graduated from Southern Oregon University, I knew I wanted to give back to the community that helped raise me. One of our biggest problems we face in this valley is available affordable housing. I was hired in 2015 as a resident manager and lived on site at one of our complexes.

I quickly learned that every household came from a different walk of life and had very different goals on where they wanted their futures to take them. I was able to help each household by meeting them where they were at. In the four years on site, I saw many families save up and buy a home. I saw parents re-unite with their children. I watched people gain employment, and confidence and experience. I was witness to so many life changes. The stability of housing can make every difference in the world.

After a couple years with the agency, I knew that I wanted to work here for the longevity of my career. In 2019 I became an Occupancy Specialist. I get to work with a hand full of properties and hundreds of households. I love that our agency works tirelessly in bringing solutions to Southern Oregon’s housing crisis and I am honored to be a part of the team.

BrittanyOccupancy Specialist