Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Knox County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The housing authority has three apartment complexes ranging from 2-4 bedrooms for families and two complexes dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing please visit their website at www.knoxhousing.org to print and complete an application.  You can also stop by the Housing Authority central office located at 216 W. Simmons St., Galesburg, IL 61401.

Once you have completed you application please mail or hand deliver to the above address.

The housing authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as:

Living and or working in Knox County (32 pts)
Employed for 4 or more months (16 pts)
Veteran (8 pts)
Displaced (4 pts)
Applicants that spend more than 50% on rent and basic utilities (2 pts)

For any other questions or for more information please contact the Housing Authority by calling 309-342-8129 or visit their website at www.knoxhousing.org.

Summary

  • What: Knox County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Knox County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The housing authority has three apartment complexes ranging from 2-4 bedrooms for families and two complexes dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing please visit their website at www.kn

Summary

  • What: Knox County Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Knox County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2016.

The Knox County Housing Authority (KCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open. It opened in December 2014, and is open indefinitely. This waiting list was last open in June 2012.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the KCHA office, located at 216 W. Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL. from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm ET, Monday-Thursday. 

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be dropped off to the KCHA office at the address above.

The following preferences have been identified: Local residency, employment/education, veteran, elderly, disabled, homeless, victims of domestic violence, displacement and rent overburden. Further explanation of the preferences can be found on the last 2 pages of the Section 8 application here.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the KCHA website, or call the office at (309) 342-8129.

Other Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Knox County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The housing authority has three apartment complexes ranging from 2-4 bedrooms for families and two complexes dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

The housing authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as:

Living and or working in Knox County (32 pts)
Employed for 4 or more months (16 pts)
Veteran (8 pts)
Displaced (4 pts)
Applicants that spend more than 50% on rent and basic utilities (2 pts)
The Knox County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The housing authority has three apartment complexes ranging from 2-4 bedrooms for families and two complexes dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing please visit their website at www.knoxhousing.org to print and complete an application.  You can also stop by the Housing Authority central office located at 216 W. Simmons St., Galesburg, IL 61401.

Once you have completed you application please mail or hand deliver to the above address.

The housing authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as:

Living and or working in Knox County (32 pts)
Employed for 4 or more months (16 pts)
Veteran (8 pts)
Displaced (4 pts)
Applicants that spend more than 50% on rent and basic utilities (2 pts)

For any other questions or for more information please contact the Housing Authority by calling 309-342-8129 or visit their website at www.knoxhousing.org.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Moon Towers 99/100 05/15/2014
Blue Bell Tower 98/100 05/14/2014
Family Housing 90/100 07/09/2013

Public Housing Operated by Knox County Housing Authority

255 W Tompkins St
Moon Towers is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Galesburg.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
572 Iowa Ave
Family Housing is a 196 unit low income housing apartment community in Galesburg.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Knox County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Illinois:

Affordable Apartments near Knox County Housing Authority

13 N Union
Sunnyview B and E ( Maplecrest Apartments ) is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Wataga.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Wataga.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
447 E Willard St
Maple Crest Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Wataga.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance
1235 W Carl Sandburg Dr
Willowway Apartments is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Galesburg.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities