News & Events

CDA Closed for Memorial Day

The CDA office will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.


Waiting Lists for Rental Housing Programs Close June 1

Due to long wait times, the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) will be closing the following rental housing waiting lists effective 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017: Senior Housing Program – affordable rental housing for seniors age 55+ Workforce Housing Program – affordable rental housing for families with children under the age of […]


Open To Business: Dakota County

The Dakota County CDA and 11 largest cities in Dakota County launched Open To Business (OTB) in 2013. In partnership with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Open To Business is a program that provides business advisory services and access to capital to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Dakota County. The OTB Business Advisor provides one-on-one […]


Construction is Progressing at Argonne Hills

Construction is progressing on schedule at Argonne Hills in Lakeville!  Argonne Hills is the newest development to be added to the Senior Housing Program and the fourth in Lakeville. When it is completed, it will have 62 units of senior housing. Argonne Hills is expected to open in the summer of 2017. Here are pictures […]


Keystone Crossing is Fully Occupied

Keystone Crossing in Lakeville is the newest development in the Workforce Housing Program. All of the buildings have been completed and the first residents have moved in to the 36 units at Keystone Crossing. There is work to be completed on the exterior areas this spring and a second layer of asphalt will be laid at the end of the summer. […]


CDA Board of Commissioners Selects Officers

The CDA Board of Commissioners held its annual board meeting in January and selected its officers for 2017. Officers that will serve the Board for the year include: Chair: Commissioner Chris Gerlach Vice Chair: Commissioner Joe Atkins Secretary: Mary Liz Holberg   Four Commissioners took the Oath of Office at the annual meeting and were seated […]


CDA Received Clean Audit Report

The CDA is required to have an audit of its basic financial statements conducted each year in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and applicable to financial audits. The CDA’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 was performed and reports an unmodified or “clean” opinion. These […]


Funding Approved for Mortgage Credit Certificates

In addition to the First Time Homebuyer Program, the CDA also offers Mortgage Credit Certificates to borrowers, which allows a borrower a credit of up to $2,000 against their Federal tax liability each year that the borrower lives in the home. The Board of Commissioners approved the request to allocate $10 million to provide Mortgage […]


Now Hiring: Office Support Assistants

The Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for Office Support Assistants.  We currently have two openings: Office Support Assistant for Property Management Department Office Support Assistant – Front Desk for Administration Department To view the complete job description, visit the employment opportunities page to review the complete job description and to apply. CDA Employment Opportunities Job Summary: Performs agency receptionist […]


2016 Rental Market Survey

The 2016 Rental Market Survey is now available! For over 25 years, the CDA has conducted an annual survey of market rate rental housing in Dakota County. The survey reports only units available for occupancy as of November 1, 2016. The data that is collected on the surveys is compiled and weighted by the number of […]