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Affordable and long-term stability
Across the state of Minnesota, over 580,000 households pay more than they can afford in housing, a number that’s increased nearly 60% since 2000. And for too many residents of Scott County, an affordable place of their own is out of reach. Through a variety of programs, development projects, and services, our staff assists our community to help make sure all people have a safe place to call their own.
In addition to working with cities and organizations to develop and re-develop land to create more options for an affordable place to rent, the CDA owns over 650 housing units across Scott County, helping close the gap for affordable homes.
Homes & services for families, individuals, and children provided in 2018
Support landlords to provide affordable rentals in 2018
Units of additional workforce housing created last year
Affordable units owned by the CDA
Rental Assistance Programs
Project Based Assistance
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 their income towards rent. Learn more about Section 8 and project based housing in the resource library.
To supplement the housing demands of Scott County, the CDA owns and/or manages properties where rents are set at or below HUD Fair Market Rents. These properties range from newer townhomes to older single-family homes. These homes are priced within reach for many people and offer the convenience of living and working right here, as well as close to our great schools, parks, and things to do to relax after work. To find out more about workforce housing, check out the resource library here.
Tenant Based Housing Vouchers
Through programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, participants locate a rental unit in the private marketplace and pay between 30-40% of their income towards the rent. On average, the CDA provides $700 per participant towards this subsidy and there are approximately 140 landlords throughout Scott County partnering in this program. Learn more about housing vouchers in the resource library by clicking here.
Homes for Seniors
As we get a little older, finding a home doesn’t seem to get much easier. And as many of our neighbors get on in years, we see too many struggling to find a place they can afford — especially a home that is near their friends and families. This is why we prioritize housing opportunities for an aging population and develop properties that are close to day-to-day services such as hospitals, pharmacies, and entertainment options. To read about these communities, and how to apply, please click here.
Looking for Help?
Need help with a Section 8 voucher? Learn more about waiting lists for housing? Our Resource Library is a great place to find useful information. Start your search by clicking below.VISIT THE LIBRARY