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We are the Knox County Housing Authority. This is what we do.

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The population we serve is as diverse as the community we live in.  Our clients represent a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, and stages in life, from hard working individuals and families to persons with disabilities and special needs to single parents seeking to improve the quality of life for their families.


Each year, the combination of low wages,  unemployment, rising housing costs, and generational poverty affects thousands in Knox County.  We are here to help.

Phone: 309.342.8129

Fax: 309.342.7206

Email: kcha@knoxhousing.org

Now Hiring:

Maintenance Technician

KCHA is seeking to fill full-time maintenance position immediately. Click link below for job posting, full job description, and application instructions. Application deadline is Thursday, December 31.

Who We Serve

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 units of family housing.


The agency also oversees 220 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) that allow low-income families to rent from private landlords throughout the jurisdiction.

KCHA Seeking Resident Commissioner for Board

KCHA is seeking a current KCHA tenant to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners. The volunteer Resident Commissioner would fulfill the vacated term through June 30, 2019. Click below for the Resident Commissioner Information Guide, which includes duties and responsibilities, requirements, and application information.

Who We Are

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 thrive. 

Welcome Ashley Larimer!

Ashley is our new Tenant Account Clerk/Office Assistant in the central office. Her responsibilities include: managing tenant financial transactions, processing public housing and Housing Choice Voucher applications, receiving visitors and phone calls, and providing assistance to other KCHA programs.