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Rental Housing Current Programs

The CDA owns a number of single-family homes, apartment and townhome communities throughout the county. The rents are set at an affordable market rate, and many of the units are subsidized through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Rural Development. At these properties, the residents pay up...

Advocacy

The CDA support initiatives that enable everyone to have an opportunity to have a home they can afford. Especially for low- to moderate-income families and individuals, it’s easily the most important aspect to create stability in all other areas of life. With the affordable housing crisis impacting lower-income households, in...

Portability

Participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program can move with their voucher to other cities, counties, or states as long as there is 1) A housing authority that provides vouchers and 2) landlords that accept vouchers. The process of moving with a voucher is called Portability. Below are frequently asked...

Special Programs

At every stage of life, where we live is the foundation for our health, education, and economic wellbeing so the CDA is proud to assist some of our most vulnerable populations through rental assistance vouchers that are designated for special populations. Funding for the following programs are made possible through...

Current Housing Participants – Tenant Based

Section 8 Housing is a government-funded program that helps low-income households afford a rental on the private marketplace, directly with a landlord from the inventory of market-rate rental units. After you receive a voucher from the Housing Authority (click to see the map) you will select a unit and you...

Current Housing Participants – Project Based

The CDA owns a number of single-family homes, apartment and townhome communities throughout the county. The rents at these properties are set at an affordable market rate, and units are subsidized through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Rural Development. The residents pay up to 30% of...

Community Redevelopment

For communities to truly flourish, they need ample housing options for everyone at every income level, sufficient commercial and industrial property, as well as solid infrastructures such as communications, fiber networks, and safe streets. Working with a number of partners and resources, the CDA undertakes redevelopment activities that strengthen our...

Current Resident Information

Current residents participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program (HCP) may contact their housing specialist by phone or email, and if you can’t remember the contact information for your specialist, please click here to view a staff directory. Please note that you will need an appointment to meet with your...

Fair Housing

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to consider race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or family status in rental, sales, or lending decisions. The Minnesota Human Rights Law also makes it illegal to discriminate based on creed, marital status, public assistance, or sexual orientation in rental, sales,...

Waiting Lists

The CDA works with a number of communities and partners throughout the county to provide rental housing for our citizens. Unfortunately, the demand for these essential programs far exceeds the funding available to make more opportunities accessible for all. While many waiting lists are closed, we have some openings at...