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FINALISTS NAMED FOR 2020 FAST-TRACK BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Do you ever wonder who develops the ideas for new products or services and how they turn the ideas into a thriving business? Scott County has many entrepreneurs that do just that. For the past four years, the Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge has assisted new business owners, giving them the opportunity to fine tune their business plans, prepare a…

Do you know of any homeowners or renters in your community who could use some financial help due to the COVID-19 crisis?

Scott County, the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA), and CAP Agency know that people throughout our community are financially hurting. Virtually every sector of the American economy is reeling from the continued fallout from the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, not the least of which are those who matter most to us: Our residents. People should not have to choose…

Press Release: Scott County Community Development Agency Announces Small Business Recovery Fund

Scott County Community Development Agency Announces Small Business Recovery Fund The Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) is launching a small business recovery fund to assist small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses in Scott County who meet certain criteria may receive a forgivable loan up to $5,000 to assist with recovery efforts. Additional local forgivable loan funds…

COVID-19/Corona Virus Update

FLATTENING THE CURVE–as Health Organizations, State/Local governments, schools, and businesses are working to make decisions to keep our community as safe as possible we, too, strive to find the right balance of doing our work while also taking the health of our staff, clients/residents, and the public, seriously. Below are some of the steps we are taking to slow the…

Family Self Sufficiency Graduate Success!

Jamal and Muna* live in a Scott County Community with their five children, ages 6 to 17.  They have worked hard over the past 10 years to improve their economic situation and become self-sufficient.  This family started living in a CDA project-based unit in 2010, and in 2013 they were able to receive a Housing Choice Voucher, which enabled them…

What are Community Land Trusts?

Community land trusts, sometimes referred to as CLT’s, are a powerful means to counter to a red-hot real estate market. All too often, during times of exponential growth lower wage earners are left with few options to be able to afford a home of their own. We all know encouraging homeownership creates a variety of economic and community benefits, and…