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 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Minnesota Housing and are 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 that is 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 reunites 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.