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Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA)

Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Housing Choice Voucher

1228 Town Centre Dr, Eagan, MN, 55123-1066

Distance: 1033 Miles

(651) 675-4550


Service Details


Government-funded program (also known as Section 8 vouchers) that provides rental assistance to eligible seniors, singles, families, and persons with disabilities to secure affordable housing. This Housing Authority agency accepts applications to the program and issues the vouchers to qualified applicants. This agency also makes the approved rental subsidy payment to the landlord. Participants will pay approximately 30% of their income for rent and are able to take the voucher with them if they move.

Additional information can be found online

Additional Information

Section 8 is closed for Dakota county. The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed. This means that it is not at this time possible to apply for the Section 8 voucher wait list - to check for updates to this status, see the agency webpage
If you applied for the Dakota County CDA's Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, you can check your application status online

Other Dakota County vouchers targeted to people with disabilities and other special needs -
The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides long-term case management, supportive services and permanent housing support for chronically homeless Veterans. The Housing and Urban Development/VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program seeks to serve the neediest, most vulnerable homeless Veterans. A key component of the program is Veterans Affairs case management services designed to improve the Veteran's physical and mental health and enhance the veteran's ability to live in safe and affordable housing within Dakota County. The Community Development Agency (CDA) has 25 HUD-VASH vouchers.

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is designed to increase the housing resources of child welfare families to prevent the separation of children from their parents because of inadequate housing, to ease the transition to adulthood for youth aging out of foster care, and to facilitate and expedite access to housing and supportive services through agency collaboration. The CDA has 100 FUP vouchers that will allow families to reunite with children who are otherwise unable to leave foster care because of the inability to afford decent affordable housing. Dakota County Social Services will screen and refer potential FUP participants to the Dakota County CDA as well as provide supportive services to participating families and youth, services to help assisted families achieve stability and a measure of security.


  • Specialization
    • Veteran 


Housing Choice Vouchers are limited to low-income families and individuals. Your eligibility is based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.

Applicants must meet income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Income guidelines


Preference applicants are those who live, work, are hired to work, or go to school full-time in Dakota County. To qualify, school attendance must be at a vocational school with a diploma or certificate program or an institution offering a college degree. Applications will not be accepted from non-preference applicants.

Housing and Urban Development/VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) - Eligibility Criteria:
There are two components to HUD-VASH program eligibility - Veterans Affairs (VA) requirements and Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) regulations.
Veterans meet Veterans Affairs (VA) requirements when they:
* Are eligible for VA health care services
* Require and engage in case management services to obtain and sustain housing
* Are literally homeless. Priority is given to those veterans who meet definition of chronically homeless and with high vulnerability.

Application Instructions

Contact the Housing Authority where you want to live to get on a Section 8 Voucher waiting list. Waiting lists for vouchers are often long or closed.

If you have trouble reaching the Housing Authority, you may also contact the local Housing and Urban Development Field Office:
Minneapolis Field Office
International Centre
920 Second Avenue South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4012
Phone: (612) 370-3000
Fax: (612) 370-3220
TTY: (612) 370-3186

Section 8 is closed for Dakota county - check for updates to this status, see the agency
* This means that it is not at this time possible to apply for the Section 8 voucher wait list.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Dakota County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 675-4400
FAX (651) 675-4444 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
General Information (651) 675-4400 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

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