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The Knox County Housing Authority has proudly served Knox County, Illinois since 1949.  

housing low-income families in knox county, illinois for 69 years.

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VIBRANT

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  • Nearly 80% of extremely and very low-income renters have housing problems compared to just over 13% of higher income renters?
  • Nearly 50%, or HALF, of all renters in this country are cost burdened?
  • Without housing assistance, there would only be one affordable unit for every 100 extremely low-income renters in the United States.
  • 42% of all household members assisted are children.
  • Of senior renters, nearly 51% are considered to be cost burdened - 23.7% are simply considered cost burdened, while 27.2% are considered extremely cost burdened.
    For every $1.00 we spend in our communities, $2.12 is returned to the local economy.

KCHA PoLICIES

KCHA BY THE NUMBERS

WHY HOUSING MATTERS

  • Public Housing Program recognized as a HIGH PERFORMER for fiscal year-end 03/31/2017.  You can view the agency score here.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program recognized as a STANDARD PERFORMER for calendar year-end 12/31/2016.  You can view the agency score report here.
  • The audit of agency financial position for fiscal year-end 03/31/2017 was deemed UNMODIFIED, or compliant in all aspects.  Additionally, the agency received no findings of noncompliance.  The full audited Financial Data Statement can be viewed here.

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  • 418 units in our Public Housing Program spread across five (5) sites.
  • 195 Housing Choice Vouchers in our community.
  • 138 units in our Affordable Housing Program.
  • Over 750 low-income families housed.
  • Approximately 2,000 individuals served.
  • Annual operating budget of approximately $5 million
  • 28 full-time employees; 2 part-time position; various seasonal positions.

AGENCY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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