Once you complete your application, you'll get a notification as to the acceptance of your application and how to check your position on the waiting list.
To qualify for participation in all programs, families must meet eligibility requirements including federally determined income guidelines.
Applicants to each program are placed on a waiting list. Placement on each list (except for the Affordable Housing Program) is determined by the preferences applicable to each household. You may apply to any of the waiting lists. Eligibility is determined by occupancy standards in addition to income guidelines. For example, a family of three does not qualify for a one-bedroom unit, nor does a family of one qualify for a three-bedroom unit.
Preferences claimed by each applicant will be verified. If an applicant fails to qualify for a preference, they will be placed back on the waiting list with the original date and time of application without the preference. This will affect the length of time the applicant must wait for assistance.
If you require a reasonable accommodation in communicating with KCHA or fully utilizing the housing programs, please notify us. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact KCHA for assistance at 309-342-8129, ext. 1210 or email@example.com. For hearing impaired individuals, please call 800-526-0844.
In order to ensure the clients with the most critical housing needs are served, the Knox County Housing Authority (KCHA) has established preferences based on housing needs as defined within the agency’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.
Click here to read more about how the KCHA administers its waiting list, how applicants are selected for interviewing, and what steps you need to take to be ready when we call you in!
Information from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on committing fraud in relation to housing programs, as well as contact information in the event you suspect fraud is occurring.
PHAs are required to inform applicants and tenants of their housing rights under the Violence Against Women Reautorization Act of 2013. Click the button below to learn more about your rights under VAWA.
Should you require assistance in completing this application, we're here to help! Click below to access the Reasonable Accommodation request form and tell us how we may assist you!
High-rise living in the heart of downtown Galesburg, Illinois. Amenities include on-site maintenance, large community rooms, most utilities included!
Three developments of Family Housing scattered across Galesburg, IL. Offering 2,3,4,and 5 bedroom units in townhouse-style apartments. On-site maintenance, playgrounds, and community spaces.
Affordable housing options located on opposite ends of Galesburg, IL, these apartments offer 1,2, and 3 bedroom units, carpeted floors, and on-site maintenance. Brentwood is located near abundant retail, and Prairieland offers a country-like setting on the edge of town.
The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting low-income families afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartment complexes.
PH and HCVP applicants needing to submit an application update can download this form and mail it to the appropriate office.
PH and HCVP participants needing to submit a household update can download this form and mail it to the appropriate office.
By clicking "SEND" above, you are hereby certifying that information you submit is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Falsifying or misrepresenting information submitted to the Knox County Housing Authority for the purposes of income, household, and rent determinations will result in adverse action, up to and including termination or denial of assistance and imprisonment/compensatory damages.
Willingly committing fraud in connection with a housing program is a felony.