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Scott County COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Scott County Board of Commissioners has approved support for Scott County renters and homeowners who experienced financial hardship and fell behind on their monthly housing payment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott County, in collaboration with the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) and Community...

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

Homeownership Voucher Program The Scott County CDA has openings in our Homeownership Voucher Program. The Homeownership Voucher Program is similar to the Section 8 Program, but instead of monthly assistance going to assist with rent payments, your monthly assistance is sent to your mortgage company to pay your mortgage payments. ...

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...

waiting lists

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,...