Since 1936, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has enhanced the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County.

KCDC is the public housing authority for Knoxville and Knox County and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a high-performing public housing authority.

The organization manages and rents more than 3,700 units across more than 20 properties and manages the application process and distribution of 4,000 Section 8 vouchers.

KCDC also serves as the redevelopment agency for the City of Knoxville and fosters economic development through approving tax credits and incentives for new businesses looking to locate in the area.


To redefine KCDC’s value within the marketplace by providing competitive housing and related services to expanded markets by forming and expanding strategic alliances, enhancing internal and external communications systems, and aggressively implementing financial control systems within a team culture that recognizes and rewards performance.


KCDC strives to improve neighborhoods and communities by:

  • Providing quality affordable housing
  • Advancing development initiatives
  • Fostering self-sufficiency