Knoxville Community Development Corporation

901 N Broadway Street
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee 37917
(865) 403-1100

Knoxville Community Development Corporation is a public housing agency in Knoxville, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Knoxville Community Development Corporation serves Knoxville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Knoxville, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Elderly/Disabled Housing Closed
Family-Style Housing Closed
Elderly Designated Housing Closed

Other Knoxville Community Development Corporation Waiting Lists

Closed: Knoxville, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in May, 2019; and will reopen on the second Wednesday of every month, from August 10, 2016, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

This waiting list had the following preferences: Those displaced by government action; those involuntarily displaced due to fire, flood, natural disaster, domestic violence or hate crimes; persons living in substandard housing; persons who are homeless; persons with disabilities.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KCDC Section 8 page, or the KCDC website.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Closed: Elderly/Disabled Housing Waiting List

The Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Elderly/Disabled Housing waiting list is currently closed on the day that the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open. This waiting list will reopen the day after the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list closes.

To apply during the opening periodcomplete the online application here

For more information, visit the KCDC website here.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Closed: Family-Style Housing Waiting List

The Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Family-Style Housing waiting list is currently closed on the day that the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open. This waiting list will reopen the day after the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list closes.

To apply during the opening periodcomplete the online application here

For more information, visit the KCDC website here.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Closed: Elderly Designated Housing Waiting List

The Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) Elderly Designated Housing waiting list is currently closed on the day that the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open. This waiting list will reopen the after the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list closes.

To apply during the opening periodcomplete the online application here.

For more information, visit the KCDC website here.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

About Knoxville Community Development Corporation

More information about Knoxville Community Development Corporation can be found on its website at https://www.kcdc.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/19/2019, it is not known if Knoxville Community Development Corporation 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 Knoxville Community Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Knoxville Community Development Corporation manages 3,521 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,053 101 32 34 126 175
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $517 $545 $505 $932 $360 $462
Monthly Cost $1,578,256 $55,029 $16,164 $31,672 $45,410 $80,877

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Knoxville Community Development Corporation

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 14% having issued approximately 257 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,847 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 58% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Knoxville Community Development Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Knoxville Community Development Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $303 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $599. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Operated by Knoxville Community Development Corporation

Austin Homes Annex

1115 E New St
Knoxville, TN

Walter P. Taylor Homes

2223 Kenner Ave
Knoxville, TN

Dr Lee Williams Senior Complex

2200 Kenner Ave
Knoxville, TN

Cagle Terrace

525 Renford Rd
Knoxville, TN

Northgate Terrace

4301 Whittle Springs Rd
Knoxville, TN