The Knox County Community Development Department (KCCD) is dedicated to serving our local community by providing funding and assistance to organizations and agencies that have vital missions that serve individuals or families with varied needs. We are tasked with responsibilities that include management and oversight of federal funds as well as other assets defined by additional government bodies.
Our department oversight includes intensive work and staffing related primarily to 2 federal programs. The U.S Department of Homeland Security Grant Program is focused on insuring our community is prepared for a disaster response by better equipping and training our first responder agencies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban (HUD) Development Grant programs are focused upon assisting low-to-moderate (LMI) individuals within our community to obtain vital services or housing to meet the basic necessities of life. Both federal programs ultimately make our community a better place to live and provide a very worthwhile sense of purpose and service for our staff.
Knox County Community Development is comprised of highly qualified and experienced employees that are dedicated to serving our community and serving our community well.
For more information, please call 215-3980 to contact our Knox County Community Development staff.
Knox County Community Development Staff Enjoy the Recent Ribbon Cutting at Child and
Family PleasanTree Housing
PleasanTree is a Knox County HUD grant funded project that provides permanent supportive housing for single heads of households with children. The 12 unit multifamily housing is a Child and Family Services project that provides stability for at risk families with mental health or substance abuse issues. This is the second multifamily housing unit rehabbed at this site by Knox County. The initial housing unit boasts a 100% high school graduation rate for the children from these at risk families.