At every stage of life, where we live is the foundation for our health, education, and economic well-being. The CDA is proud to assist some of our most vulnerable populations through rental assistance vouchers designated for special populations. Funding for the following programs is made possible through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Minnesota Housing and is administered by the CDA with the support of Scott County Health and Human Services.
The Bridges Rental Assistance Program provides housing assistance for people with very low incomes and mental illness. Bridges is designed to help people with high needs by providing a housing subsidy linked with community mental health services.
Housing Trust Fund
The Housing Trust Fund is a short-term rental assistance program that serves households experiencing long-term homelessness in our community. The short-term rent subsidy helps stabilize housing while giving households the time to work with community services to transition to more long-term, affordable housing.
Family Unification Program
The Family Unification Program are special vouchers that assist families involved in the child protection system stay together or reunite families by providing safe and stable housing. These vouchers can also assist youth at least 18 and not more than 24 years old coming out of foster care at risk of homeless or currently homeless.
Referrals for these programs are through Scott County Health and Human Services or Coordinated Entry.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: HOMEOWNERSHIP VOUCHER PROGRAM
We currently have an opening in our Homeownership Voucher Program. Like the Section 8 program, this program helps with your monthly payment. Instead of the assistance going to a monthly rent payment, this program’s assistance is sent to your mortgage company to help with your monthly mortgage payment. This program is limited to a maximum of 15 years, and you will remain the homeowner when it ends.
You must be a current Scott County CDA Section 8 participant and meet all other eligibility criteria. Other eligibility criteria are located in the Eligibility Criteria and Application Process Guide.
Please download and complete the application if you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying for this program. You may also request an application by email at email@example.com or by calling 952-402-9022. For more information and questions, you may contact Amal at firstname.lastname@example.org.