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 in the amount 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 is right at the top of the page). Also, you may click here to see a map of other housing authorities who administer 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, called Britland (click here to view a brochure) has 1-3 bedroom units and the apartment building in Belle Plaine, called Belle Haven (click here to view a brochure) has an 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 subsidy is below 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; 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

The Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) will accept online applications for its four and five bedroom waiting list for units located in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee under its Project Based voucher program from Monday, July 11, 2022 to Wednesday, July 20, 2022.  You can fill out an online application 24 hours per day during this period.

Applications will be accepted online only at Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart-phone with internet access to apply, including free computers at public libraries.  Applications will not be available at the CDA offices.  Fax or e-mail requests will not be accepted.

 Please refer to the attached Wait-List Opening Information Sheet for more detailed eligibility and application information. 

All eligible applications completed by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th will be placed on the waiting list by a lottery subject to local admissions preferences.  Applicants needing a accommodation based on a disability to complete their application must submit a request to the CDA at 323 S. Naumkeag Street, Shakopee, MN 55379.

*Applicants already on waiting lists for other housing programs with the CDA must apply separately for this program and such applicants will not lose their place on other waiting lists when they apply for the project based list.

The CDA owns scattered site 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.

When there are openings in one of the CDA Workforce Housing units, they will be advertised on this website and Craigslist, so please check back.




The CDA owns a public housing apartment building in Prior Lake, MN called Prior Manor Apartments (click here to view a brochure). The buildings offer 1 bedroom units to seniors age 62 or older and disabled individuals. The units are HUD-funded, allowing residents to pay 30% of their adjusted income towards rent. All applicants must meet HUD income guidelines and other eligibility criteria as outlined below.

  • 62 and older or disabled individuals.
  • Must qualify income per household size
  • US Citizen or non-citizen with eligible immigration status

To apply for the program, the waiting list must be open. Waiting list openings will be advertised in all Scott County newspapers and posted on