Washington County Community Development Agency

7645 Currell Boulevard
Woodbury, Washington County, Minnesota 55125

Washington County Community Development Agency is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Washington County Community Development Agency offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Washington County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Washington County Community Development Agency Public Housing Closed
Whispering Pines Public Housing Closed

Other Washington County Community Development Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WCHRA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


For more information, visit the WCHRA website, or call the office at (651) 458-0936 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 01/07/2016.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington County Community Development Agency (WCCDA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The 1-4 Bedroom waiting lists were last open for three days in September 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Washington County; displaced by federal, state, or local government action.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WCCDA website, or call the office at (651) 458-0936.

Last Updated on 09/21/2017.

Closed: Whispering Pines Public Housing Waiting List

The Washington County Community Development Agency (WCCDA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Whispering Pines is closed.

The WCCDA last accepted applications for this waiting list from February 28, 2022, until March 4, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Call the WCCDA to request an application. 
  2. Send an email to the WCCDA.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Emailed to the WCCDA.
  2. Mailed to the Whispering Pines Apartments.
  3. Dropped off at the Whispering Pines Apartments.
  4. Faxed to the WCCDA.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person household: $55,590
  • 2 person household: $63,950

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the WCCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Link public notice on February 18, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Forest Lake, Minnesota. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/04/2022.

About Washington County Community Development Agency

More information about Washington County Community Development Agency can be found on its website at http://www.wchra.com/.

Representatives of Washington County Community Development Agency may be available by phone at (651) 458-0936. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/08/2022, it is not known if Washington County Community Development Agency is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Washington County Community Development Agency manages 181 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 31 51 87 2 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $834 $768 $690 $935 $537
Monthly Cost $25,847 $39,175 $60,061 $1,869 $5,366

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Washington 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 92 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $16,535 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

52% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Washington County Community Development Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Washington County Community Development Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $431 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $3,613. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $75.



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 Apartments Operated by Washington County Community Development Agency

Whispering Pines

7 5th Ave NE
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Call For Rent
1 BR

Scattered Site

8555 Imperial Ave S
Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Low Income Housing Managed by Washington County Community Development Agency

Cottages of Aspen

1745 Granada Ave N #79
Oakdale, Minnesota
$930-1,071
1-2 BR
55+