Building community, people, and partnerships.
We are the Knox County Housing Authority. This is what we do.
The Knox County Housing Authority is a dynamic force in our community, providing high-quality affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families, while promoting self-sufficiency, empowerment, and a sense of community development. Further, we will partner with other agencies to implement programs and services designed to help our families develop and thrive. The KCHA will achieve this mission through effective management, and the wise stewardship of public funds.
The KCHA is the largest owner of rental housing in Knox County, providing homes to over 1,300 people. We currently have 418 units in our public housing portfolio - 228 single, elderly, and disabled units and 190 family housing units. The Knox County Housing Authority also oversees 220 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow low-income families to rent from private landlords throughout the county.
We currently have 31 full time employees (see our organizational chart below), and operate on an annual budget of approximately $5.5 million dollars. We are funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as such we are a federally funded agency. Funding levels are established annually by Congress through the appropriations process. Our policies, procedures, and practices are governed by the Code of Federal Regulations.