Now Hiring: Housing Specialist

The Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for a Housing Specialist position. 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: Housing Specialists are part of the Housing Assistance team that administers local, state and federally funded rental […]

April is Fair Housing Month

Signed into law on April 11, 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status. This landmark law celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year. For more information about your fair housing rights, visit our Fair Housing page.

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 […]

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: 2/19/2021 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 […]

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  

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

Update: The First Time Homebuyer Program is currently suspended with no funds available for first mortgages or down payment assistance. We do not know if/when there will be funding for this program. Please check back here regularly for any further updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 651-675-4465.   If you’re […]