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Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville

305 S Third Street, #1
Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa 50138

Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 7th, 2020, Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville serves Knoxville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Phone: (641) 828-7371.

Open Until Further Notice: Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


The Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville (LRHAK) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LRHAK to pick up a pre-application, located at 305 S 3rd St., #1, Knoxville, IA 50138 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (641) 828-7371 during normal office hours.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, and if claiming the residency preference, include documentation.

The LRHAK does have preferences for: those who live and/or work in Knoxville, those terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient program funding, those displaced by a disaster such as fire or flood that results in the dwelling being inhabitable, those displaced by governmental action such as code enforcement, public improvements, or development, those displaced by the action of the landlord that results in the family having to vacate the unit where such action is (1) beyond the applicant’s control, (2) occurs despite an applicant having met all occupancy requirements, or (3) the action taken is other than a rent increase (note that eviction for cause does not qualify for this preference), those displaced by hate crimes, those  displaced by inaccessibility of the unit.



For more information, the LRHAK can be reached by calling (641) 828-7371 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (641)828-7371.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville (LRHAK) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The LRHAK does not offer one bedroom units.

The LRHAK offers one Public Housing community with 49 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LRHAK to pick up a pre-application, located at 305 S 3rd St., #1, Knoxville, IA 50138, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (641) 828-7371 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, and if claiming the residency preference, include documentation.

The LRHAK does have a preference for: Applicants who live and/or work in Knoxville.

For more information, the LRHAK can be reached by calling (641) 828-7371 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (641)828-7371.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/21/2015.

About Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville

Representatives of Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville may be available by phone at (641) 828-7371. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/07/2020, it is not known if Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville manages 229 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 221 3 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $329 $367 $920
Monthly Cost $72,797 $1,100 $1,839

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,212 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 19% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 52% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $47. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville

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1002 N Harlan St
Knoxville, Iowa