News & Events

Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List Now Open

The Dakota County CDA  is accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 rental assistance) waiting list.  The list opened at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019, and will remain open until further notice. To apply visit: More information about the program, including eligibility requirements, can be on the Dakota County CDA […]

The CDA Recognizes One-Year of Being Smoke-Free

On Saturday, June 1, the CDA officially hit one year of being smoke-free housing! In partnership with Live Smoke Free and Dakota County Public Health, the progress of the first year is something worth celebrating. You can watch and listen to these stories of progress here: For more information on this program, visit  

Framework Homeownership Course – FREE Coupon Code!

Start your homeownership journey off the smart way with Framework Homeownership! In recognition of June being Homeownership month, the courses are FREE with the following coupon codes: Free English-Language Framework Courses (75 total) – Access via  Click Register Now and then click Apply Coupon. Use coupon code MNhome2019 Free Spanish-Language Framework Courses (25 total) […]

Dakota County 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Survey

Dakota County receives approximately $3.8 million in federal funds each year for housing and community development projects. In order to receive the federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dakota County is required to prepare a 5-year Consolidated Plan. The plan begins with your input. Interested groups and individuals are […]

Select Senior Housing Waiting Lists Are Now Open!

The Dakota County CDA is now accepting applications for 2-bedroom units at properties in Farmington, Hastings,  Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, West St. Paul, and South St. Paul. To apply visit: The cities and developments (2-bedroom units only) include: Farmington Vermillion River Crossing Hastings Rivertown Court Mississippi Terrace Inver Grove Heights Carmen Court Cahill Commons […]

Select Workforce Housing Waiting Lists Now Open!

The Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for properties in Farmington, Hastings, Lakeville and Rosemount. To apply visit:   The cities and units that will be open include: Farmington (2 bedroom units) Twin Ponds Hastings (2 and 3 bedroom units) Marketplace Pleasant Ridge West Village Lakeville (2 bedroom units) Cedar Valley Country Lane Keystone […]

Mortgage and Downpayment Assistance Available for Dakota County Homebuyers

Competitive fixed interest rate mortgage, an annual Federal tax credit and $8,500 in downpayment and closing cost assistance available through the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA). The spring homebuying market has sprung! If you’re a first time homebuyer or if you haven’t owned a home in three years, you can apply to the Dakota […]

Area Employers To Vie For 2nd Annual “Employers Of Excellence” Awards

Recruiting and retaining employees are two of the hottest topics for many employers in the area.  However, despite those challenges which are driven by low unemployment rates, many employers have effective practices in place. To recognize those innovators, the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board (WDB) will once again be inviting employers to participate in the “Employers […]

Three Properties Sold to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

The Dakota County CDA sold three properties it acquired through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. In response to the foreclosure crisis, the Dakota County CDA was awarded federal stimulus funds under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to acquire properties to be developed into livable housing to be sold or […]

Redevelopment Grants Awarded to Six Cities

The Dakota County CDA Redevelopment Incentive Grant (RIG) program was created in 2006 to provide a flexible funding resource to Dakota County cities for the redevelopment of blighted and under-utilized areas, and to promote the development of affordable housing. The RIG program supports two grants: redevelopment and planning. Redevelopment Dakota County cities can apply for […]