The CDA works with communities and partners throughout the county to provide rental housing for our citizens. Unfortunately, the demand for these essential programs far exceeds the funding available to make more opportunities accessible for all. While many waiting lists are closed, we have openings for our Rural Development waitlist.
If you want to stay updated, you may sign up for updates by visiting HousingLink to receive updates regarding waiting list openings (the link to signup is located at the top of the page).
- Scott County CDA has different waiting lists based on different types of housing and different funding sources.
- The CDA does not have emergency housing, but there are resources we recommend. Since the CDA’s programs operate off a waiting list and the wait may be lengthy, you should also contact other resources for assistance below:
- You must apply separately for each waiting list you are interested in, as each list has different eligibility requirements.
- You must be a US Citizen or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status to apply for open waiting lists.
- If you need a special accommodation because of a disability, please contact the CDA at 952-402-9022 or email the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check your Waiting List Status Online
If you have previously applied for housing and want to check your status, you can click here to do so on our secure portal. You will need to enter your social security number, date of birth, and last name. Because we have a large number of requests, the quickest way to find out more information is by checking your status by visiting this website. Thank you for your understanding!
**If you applied for the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher waiting list February 2021, you can check your application status by logging into your account at waitlistcheck.com.”
Various Waiting Lists & Openings
The CDA administers the HUD-funded Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program. This is a rental subsidy program that assists participants with their monthly rental payments. Participants locate a rental unit in the private marketplace and pay between 30-40% of their income towards the rent.
To apply for the program, the waiting list for the program must be open. Unfortunately, the waiting list opens infrequently because of limitations on the number of vouchers the Scott County CDA is allowed to administer.
To receive e-mail alerts regarding waiting list openings at the CDA or other housing authorities, visit HousingLink to sign up (the link to signup is located above the open waiting lists). Also, you may click here to see a map of other housing authorities who administer the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 in the Twin Cities metro area.
To learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, click here.
Scott County CDA owns Rural Development apartment buildings in Jordan and Belle Plain, MN. The apartment building in Jordan, Britland (click here to view a brochure), has 1-3 bedroom units, and the apartment building in Belle Plaine, Belle Haven (click here to view a brochure) has efficiency, 1 & 2-bedroom units. The USDA Rural Development provides some project-based rental assistance for residents, allowing residents to pay 30% of their adjusted income for rent. Although not all units have a subsidy, the rent without a subsidy is below the market rate. Applicants must meet income guidelines established by Rural Development. Applicants must also meet Scott County CDA eligibility requirements (rental, credit, and criminal background checks).
To apply, please select one of the following options:
- Click here to download the application.
- E-mail your request for an application to email@example.com; or
- Call 952-402-9022 and request an application be mailed to you; or
- Request an application in person at the CDA office located at 323 Naumkeag St. S (click for a Google map)
- CDA Office Hours are Monday-Thursday between 8:00-4:15 pm, and in the summer months, our Friday hours are 8:00 am to 11:45 am
Scott County CDA administers the HUD-funded project-based voucher program. The program offers units in Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakopee, which include townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes. Scott County CDA both owns the properties and administers the rental subsidy. Applicants must meet income guidelines and cannot apply for specific cities. Renters will pay 30% of their adjusted income for rent. The housing subsidy stays with the housing unit, however. Applicants must also meet Scott County CDA eligibility requirements (rental, credit, and criminal background checks).
The CDA owns workforce units in different cities across Scott County. There are 2, 3, and 4-bedroom units. A small portion of the workforce units accepts rental assistance based on income guidelines. The majority of the units, however, offer affordable market-rate rentals and have no income limits.
The CDA owns an apartment building in Prior Lake, MN, called Prior Manor Apartments (click here to view a brochure). The units are HUD-funded, allowing residents to pay 30% of their adjusted income towards rent.
To apply for the program, the waiting list must be open. All Scott County newspapers will advertise waiting list openings and posted on www.housinglink.org.
Additional Housing Crisis Resources
Additional Housing Resources: CAP Agency
Scott County: Immediate Assistance Info
Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing Resources