Scott County Community Development Agency

(952) 402-9022    (952) 496-2852

Workforce Housing

The CDA owns and/or manages properties where rents are set at or below HUD Fair Market Rents. These properties range from newer townhomes to older single family homes. When a property is available for rent, it will be advertised on Craigslist.

General requirements for renting:

  • Income restrictions apply to some units
  • Application fee for all household members over the age of 18
  • Credit/criminal/rental history check
  • Income greater than 2-3 times the rent amount

Please note: there may be income restrictions for some units, but rent is NOT based on income. Rent is based on the unit size and is generally a little lower than market rate rent.

Affordable Housing, Tax Credit/Section 42 Housing, Unsubsidized Housing---these are all terms that could mean the rent is set at or below HUD Fair Market Rents. Always clarify with the rental agent what program it is and what eligibility criteria will need to be met.

Renter 101 Online Course

The U of M Extension Service offers this free online course that helps you better navigate the rental process. Finding and keeping a home, rental or otherwise, is an important step in maintaining a stable home environment. You'll get an overview of the tools and strategies you need to secure housing.

Through this course you will ensure you become a responsible renter by learning:

  • How to manage money resources wisely to pay rent on time every month.
  • How to choose adequate, safe and affordable housing.
  • How to communicate effectively.
  • How to maintain a home.
  • How to navigate the rental process — screening, lease agreements, security deposits and moving out.

This course is free and takes about an hour to complete. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - Notification to Public on Scott County CDA's Policy

New Tax Credit Development Interest List Contact Information

Pike Lake Marsh, 4489 Marsh Drive NE, Prior Lake
Opening in July 2018
To get on the interest list, go to their website and send an email with the “Contact Me” button:  http://www.steven-scott.com/properties/pike-lake-marsh/

Louisiana Lofts, 42 & Louisiana, Savage
Opening in Spring 2019
Management company phone number:  612.243.3111 or info@velairmanagement.com

Sarazin Flats, Sarazin Street, at intersection of Downing & Sarazin (by Target), Shakopee
Opening Summer 2019
Management company phone number:  612.243.3111 or info@velairmanagement.com