Dakota County CDA
1228 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, Dakota County, MN

651-675-4400 http://www.dakotacda.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program on Wednesday, April 22 for two days.

Applications were accepted online only and was available to be translated into more than 60 languages.

You were able to apply via:
  • Computers or laptops
  • Tablets
  • Smart phones
  • Computers available at public libraries
  • Housing Authority office

2,500 applicants will be randomly chosen for the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list and 700 eligible applicants for the Project Based waiting list.Preferences:
  • 95% of applicants selected will meet Dakota County preference requirements (live, work or attend school full-time in Dakota County) and 5% will be non-preference.

All applications received will be sorted by preference and then randomly placed on the waiting list.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Dakota County CDA administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 323 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,306 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Dakota County CDA is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Dakota County CDA between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Minnesota, Dakota County CDA has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Minnesota.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Dakota County CDA scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 96 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Minnesota is 82.05.

Dakota County CDA has an average score that is more than the average Minnesota housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Dakota County CDA manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Dakota County CDA range from a high of 93 to a low of 78.

The highest scoring property in the Dakota County CDA portfolio is Colleen Loney Manor and the lowest scoring property is Portland N&s/biscayne Townhomes/office.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Dakota County CDA have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Dakota County CDA.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/16/12 Plan
2011 6/15/11 Plan
2010 8/6/10 Plan
2009 10/9/09 Plan
2008 7/2/08 Plan
2007 6/19/07 Plan
2006 7/11/06 Plan
2005 5/31/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 5/2/03 Plan
2002 8/2/02 Plan
2001 8/2/01 Plan
2000 9/29/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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