News & Events

The CDA is Now Hiring for Homeownership Specialist Position

The CDA is looking for knowledgeable and experienced candidates for our Homeownership Specialist position! If you are looking to make a difference for people with homeownership goals, this position is for you! Some of the duties include: provide homeownership advising services in pre-purchase, mortgage default, foreclosure prevention, and refinancing, as well as coordinate our homebuyer […]


CDA Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The CDA office will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.


Dakota County CDA Receives Awards of Merit

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) was recognized with two awards from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Awards of Merit were received for the CDA’s two newest affordable housing communities: Argonne Hills, a 62-unit senior housing development, and Keystone Crossing, a 36-unit workforce housing development. Both properties are located in […]


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 […]


Smoke-Free on June 1, 2018

Effective June 1, 2018, all housing units that are owned and managed by the Dakota County CDA will become smoke-free. This includes all units in the: Senior Housing Program Workforce Housing Program Scattered Site Public Housing Program Colleen Loney Manor Lincoln Place


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 […]


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. […]