About Dakota County Community Development Agency

The Dakota County Community Development Agency is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Eagan, Minnesota.

The Dakota County Community Development Agency serves Dakota County, Burnsville, Northfield, West St Paul, Mendota Heights, Apple Valley, Hastings, Lakeville, Rosemount, South St Paul, South Saint Paul, Farmington, South St. Paul, Eagan and Inver Grove Heights.

Dakota County Community Development Agency Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (DCCDA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.

The DCCDA offers five Public Housing Communities with 323 units for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, visit the DCCDA to submit a pre-application in person, located at 1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN 55122, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards, proof of income, and photo IDS for all adult household members.

The DCCDA does have a preference for: Live, work, or attend school in Dakota County.

For more information, visit the DCCDA website, or call the office at (651) 675-4400 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Dakota County Community Development Agency Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.

Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 HCV Waiting List : 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.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.


About the Dakota County Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Dakota County Community Development Agency manages 2,582 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,169 5 86 301 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $554 $437 $712 $770 $758
Monthly Cost $1,200,625 $2,185 $61,264 $231,812 $15,915

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dakota County Community Development Agency

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of -5% having issued approximately -501 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for -1 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains -5 persons and has a household income of $-5 per year. -5% of households were very low income (VLI) and -5% were extremely low income (ELI). -5% of households had wages as a major source of income, -5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and -5% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, -5% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, -5% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and -5% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

-10% of households included children, -5% of which had two adults in the household. -5% of households with children have a female head of household. -5% of all households were headed by a female.

-5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -5% of all heads of households being Black and -5% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dakota County Community Development Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, -5% include at least one person with a disability. -5% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. -5% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

-5% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, -5% with 2 bedrooms and -5% with 3 or more bedrooms. -5% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Dakota County Community Development Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $-5 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $-5. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $-5.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Dakota County Community Development Agency

610 Pleasant Dr
Portland N and S Biscayne Townhomes Office is a 242 unit low income housing apartment community in Hastings.
1675 Livingston Ave
Colleen Loney Manor is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in West St Paul.
17150 Hemlock Ct
Hemlock is a 1 unit low income housing apartment community in Lakeville.
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