You are welcome to call our new WAITING LIST LINE at 1-888-302-1869 to check your status on the waiting list. Please be prepared to enter your SSN and birth date. This automated system will provide you with a numerical position on the waiting list. Please be advised it will not provide a timeframe for coming to the top of the list, NOR can CDA staff determine when you will come to the top of the list.
Unfortunately, we do not know when your name will come to the top of the list or when a unit will be available for you.
When your name does come to the top of the list, we notify you in writing, so it is important that you provide us any changes in your address. This needs to be in writing, by mailing it, faxing it, or dropping it off at the CDA office. Click here for an address change form.
Please be aware that the CDA does not provide emergency housing.
Many have asked for the addresses of our public housing properties. The CDA owns public housing units in Shakopee, Savage, and Prior Lake. We have a variety of unit sizes (1-5 bedrooms) and types of housing (apartments, townhomes, single family homes). Once your name comes to the top of the list and your application is approved, you would be offered the first available unit. You are not able to pick which unit you would like to live in.
Frequently asked Questions:
I am homeless. Can you help me faster?
No. The CDA does not have emergency housing. We refer all people to the CAP Agency: 952-496-2125.
How long will it be before I get housing?
It is hard to tell. Waiting time is determined by the bedroom size required for the household; eligibility for local admission preferences, and when current households move out. It is not possible to give you a timeframe of when you may be housed.
How does the CDA contact me when my name is at the top?
In writing. If you move, you need to write the CDA and give your new address. If our office cannot contact you at the address you last provided, your name will be removed from the waiting list, and you will have to re-apply when the waiting list is open.
Will the CDA contact me at any other time?
Yes. Each May, the CDA will contact you to see if you want to stay on the waiting list. You must respond to this notice or your name will be removed from the waiting list.