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“What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest Open!

As part of NAHRO’s Housing America campaign, a poster contest is held each year for children (youth, Kindergarten through Grade 12) residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s chapter/state, […]

Nicols Pointe is Open for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Nicols Pointe in Eagan. This new, 24-unit apartment building will provide affordable housing to seniors age 55+ with a preference for Veterans. The building is scheduled to open in September 2024. More information on Nicols Pointe can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2024 Community Development Block Grant Application

The Fiscal Year 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application is now available. The CDBG program is a federal program administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing, and create economic opportunities, […]

Dakota County CDA’s Waitlists are Open for Applications!

The Dakota County CDA has open waitlists in the following programs (click for current program flyer): Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher Project Based Voucher Colleen Loney Manor Senior Housing Family Workforce Townhomes Gateway Place Nicols Pointe Additional information can be found on our website’s program pages. All applications are submitted online at

The CDA is hiring! Join our team!

The CDA is seeking candidates for open positions including: Summer Internships – Housing Assistance, Property Management, or Maintenance Site Attendants All of these opportunities are part of great CDA teams, and offer excellent benefits. Learn more about these positions and apply online at

Learn More About Dakota County CDA’s Senior Housing

The Dakota County CDA’s Senior Housing program provides affordable housing to Dakota County’s growing and active 62+ senior population. Learn a little bit more about the program in this video: More questions? Visit the Senior Housing FAQ page. Want to see more? Access all of our Senior building virtual tours on this YouTube playlist, or […]

Creating an Affordable Housing Rent Cafe Account

This page will host future help documents for Rent Cafe.

All Senior Housing Waiting Lists Are Open

The Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for all waiting lists in the Senior Housing Program. Dakota County CDA Senior Housing Waitlist Flyer To apply visit: Lists will remain open until further notice. More information about the program, including eligibility requirements, can be found on the Dakota County CDA Senior Housing Program web page.   How […]

New Affordable Housing Underway in Rosemount

Ground has officially been broken on Wexford Place Apartments, a 49-unit affordable housing development in Rosemount (on the corner of Chippendale Avenue and 160th Street). Remarks at the groundbreaking event held on July 31, 2019 were provided by Mike Waldo, CEO of Ron Clark Construction (project developer), Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste, and Commissioner Chris Gerlach […]

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