Knoxville's Community Development Corporation

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Ben Bentley, Executive Director/CEO
901 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 3550
Knoxville, TN 37927-3550
Fax: 865-403-1117 

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) is the public agency responsible for administering affordable public housing and rental assistance programs for qualifying citizens. In addition, the authority serves as the city's redevelopment agency in specially designated areas of Knoxville. It is governed by a seven-member board which is appointed by the mayor. 

KCDC is the third largest public housing authority in Tennessee and is in the top 10 percent nationwide. The KCDC mission is to provide affordable housing in a cost effective manner and to support and promote ideas and programs which encourage residents' self- sufficiency. 

The agency owns, manages and maintains more than 3,800 low income rental units and administers a program that allows approximately 1,700 families to secure affordable housing in the private market in Knoxville and Knox County.

For information about housing or rental assistance contact 865-403-1100.


KCDC has a board of seven commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. Six Commissioners serve a five year term and the resident commissioner serves a two year term.


The Board of Commissioners meet on the last Thursday of each month at the KCDC offices at 901 Broadway NE, Knoxville, TN 37917. KCDC bylaws give the Board approval to change the date and time of the board meetings.  You may confirm date and time at or by calling 865-403-1100.

Click here to view current board membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this board.