News & Events

Home Stretch Homebuyer Education Classes Available

Thinking about buying a home? Get started on the right path with our Home Stretch homebuyer education class! This course covers the entire homebuying process – from beginning to end – and the responsibilities that come along with purchasing a home. Home Stretch Flyer – Summer 2021 For more information on this program and how […]


Gateway Place Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Gateway Place in West St. Paul. Currently under construction, this development will provide 54 units of affordable, general occupancy workforce housing in studio and one-bedroom apartments. Occupancy in October 2021 is anticipated. For more information about this development and how to apply, visit our Gateway Place webpage.


RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due […]


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: www.myhousing.dakotacda.org 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 […]


Open to Business Boot Camp 2021 Now Accepting Applications

Business Boot Camp is a new program of Open to Business designed to provide support and in-depth assistance specifically for existing businesses. Over the course of four weeks, participants will engage in a multi-session curriculum tailored to their business needs and goals.  Working with a team of advisors, participants will dedicate focused time to set […]


Dakota County CDA Offices Closed Until Further Notice

Updated 8/21/2020 Dakota County CDA offices will be closed until further notice. Business operations are being adjusted in response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Staff will be answering calls and emails during this time. If you are dropping off paperwork or a rent payment, please use the drop box located outside our front doors. […]


Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources for Residents and Businesses

Last updated: 5/11/2021 This page contains information and resources for residents and businesses during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep this page updated with information as it is available. CDA Office Closed Until Further Notice Dakota County CDA offices are currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic until further […]


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 http://www.mnsmokefreehousing.org/dakotacounty  


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 […]