Scott County Community Development Agency

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Scott County CDA News

MN NAHRO Day at the Capitol

Date Posted: 02-13-2019


Julie Siegert, Housing Director, shared:  (last) Wednesday was MN NAHRO Day at the Capitol, a great opportunity to share how our agencies serve and strengthen local communities. Thank you to Scott County Representatives Vogel, Albright, Tabke and Cantrell and Senator Pratt for your time (sorry to miss Senators Hall and Draheim). Thanks to former Senator Claire Robling for joining me on the visits. hashtag#mnnahro

Scott County CDA Working with Minnesota Housing First-Time Loans

Date Posted: 02-12-2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Minnesota Housing:       Megan Ryan, 651.297.3566
February 12, 2019                                                                                               

                                                                                                Scott County CDA:       Linda Janovsky, 952.402.9022                                                                                                                                                                



Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA)

working with Minnesota Housing to provide affordable

first-time homebuyer loans

More than $60 million in resources available in 2019

Scott County, Minn. – Minnesota Housing announced over $60 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including $2,353,993 for Scott County.

Homebuyers can take advantage of these resources through the Minnesota Housing Start Up loan program, which offers fixed interest rates and downpayment and closing cost loans up to $15,000 for eligible first-time homebuyers. Buyers can purchase homes in Scott County that cost up to $328,200 (11-county metro). Income limits vary by location and household size, going up to $108,400 (11-county metro).

Bill Jaffa, Executive Director, Scott County CDA says “We are thrilled to have this resource for Scott County home buyers, and these loans complement the Scott County CDA’s first time homebuyer education programs and one-on-one homebuyer counseling”.  Visit to find out more.

Minnesota Housing is a state agency that provides access to safe and affordable housing and builds stronger communities across the state. Minnesota Housing offers purchase, refinance, and home improvement loans, as well as financing for affordable rental housing throughout the state.

“Minnesota Housing’s affordable loans, combined with the support of the Scott County CDA and local lenders, will help more families achieve homeownership,” said Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho.

First-time buyers can get started by contacting participating lenders in the Scott County area. Visit for a full list of approved lenders, current interest rates, and program eligibility.

Minnesota Housing collaborates with individuals, communities, and partners to create, preserve, and finance affordable housing. Find out more at Follow us at and on Twitter @mnhousing.



Waiting List for 1 Bedroom Public Housing Units Open

Date Posted: 02-03-2019




The Scott County CDA will accept applications for its one-bedroom waiting list for applicants who are 62 and older or disabled under the Public Housing Program beginning Monday, February 4, 2019 until further notice.

To receive an application, please select ONE of the following options:

  • Download an application here; OR

  • E-mail your request for an application to:; OR

  • Call 952-447-8855 or 952-402-9022 and request an application be mailed to you; OR

  • Request an application in person at the CDA Office:

                         Scott County CDA located at 323 South Naumkeag Street in Shakopee

                         Requests to the Shakopee Office may be made Monday-Friday between 8:00-4:15 p.m.

Click here for directions to the CDA office 

Return your completed application to the CDA and your application will be placed on the waiting list according to the date and time it is received.

Do you qualify?

Please read this document to determine if your household qualifies for the one bedroom list.

Other important things to know:

  • Applicants already on waiting lists for other housing programs must apply separately for this program and such applicants will not lose their place on other waiting lists when they apply for public housing.
  • The CDA does not have emergency housing.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen, or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status.
  • If you need a special accommodation to apply because of a disability, please contact Scott County CDA at 952-402-9022.



Urban Land Institute/Regional Council of Mayors

Date Posted: 01-28-2019

ULI MN/RCM 10th Annual Housing Summit: Highlights from Dr. Tiffany Manuel Keynote Presentation


Next First Time Homebuyers Club

Date Posted: 01-07-2019

For more information, registration forms, and new grant criteria for 2019: