Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation adds Hill as resident commissioner

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon has appointed Kathy Hill as a resident commissioner to the Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Board of Commissioners. “We welcome Kathy to the board,” KCDC Executive Director and CEO Ben Bentley said. “As a lifelong Knoxvillian and participant in the Section 8 program, her insight will be vital as a resident commissioner on the board.” Hill, … Read More

KCDC, CAC officially open Head Start facility at Western Heights

Representatives of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) and Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) along with business and community leaders, residents and local stakeholders, on Oct. 18 officially opened the doors of the Western Heights Head Start facility, which will provide comprehensive preschool programs for neighborhood children. The $5.4 million facility, located at the intersection of West Oldham Avenue and … Read More

KCDC celebrates presentation of $40 million grant with Western Heights community

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) celebrated Friday the official presentation of a $40 million grant with federal, state, local and community representatives that will help wholly transform Western Heights and the surrounding neighborhood with enhanced access to housing, economic opportunity, transportation and youth development. Including the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods grant, which was … Read More

KCDC, Matter Health open wellness center for Northgate Terrace residents

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has partnered with Matter Health to provide high-quality, on-site primary care for residents at its Northgate Terrace property. The new wellness center, which is the third to open at a KCDC residential community, provides convenient access to physical and mental health and lifestyle support. It also includes a patient lounge, consultation and virtual health room, … Read More

KCDC earns $40 million HUD grant for Transforming Western initiative

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has earned a $40 million federal grant for Transforming Western, a comprehensive plan to transform Western Heights and the surrounding neighborhood that will include affordable housing and improved access to transportation, housing and economic stability. With the addition of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant, more than $220 million in … Read More

KCDC, Matter Health open wellness center to provide care for Isabella Towers residents

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has partnered with Matter Health to provide high-quality, on-site primary care for residents at its Isabella Towers property. The new wellness center provides convenient resident access to physical and mental health and lifestyle support.  The center includes a patient lounge, consultation and virtual health room, and an exam room. “We are grateful for this partnership … Read More

KCDC Procurement Director Terry McKee earns national service award

Terry McKee, the procurement director for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), has been named the recipient of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s (NIGP) 2022 Distinguished Service Award. McKee, who has served KCDC for 17 years and has 34 total years of experience, earned the recognition for his longtime contributions to the public procurement profession. He has been a contributing … Read More

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation board elects officers, adds Harris

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has elected 2022-23 officers for its Board of Commissioners and added a new member. Felix Harris, vice president of housing and community development for the Knoxville Area Urban League, has joined the board as an appointee of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon for a five-year term. He is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor. Bob Whetsel, retired … Read More

KCDC officially opens mixed-income, affordable housing at First Creek at Austin

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) officially cut the ribbon May 11 on the first phase of First Creek at Austin, the city’s first mixed-income, affordable housing community. Business and community leaders, stakeholders and residents attended the ceremony. Located just east of downtown, the first phase of First Creek at Austin offers 105 total units – 57 in one multifamily building … Read More

KCDC fully reopens Love Towers after $6.5 million renovation

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) officially has fully reopened Guy B. Love Towers after a $6.5 million renovation of the affordable housing community for elderly and disabled residents that features new flooring and appliances in units and a landscaped courtyard. The renovations also include new cabinets, lighting and heating and air conditioning units to align with KCDC’s sustainability and energy-efficiency … Read More