Welcome to the MyHousing portal for the Dakota County CDA

To apply for waiting lists, click “Applicant Login” at the top of this page. For new users, you will need to have an email address to create a MyHousing account, username and password. If you have previously applied, you will login using the email address you created your account with and password.

Complete the application, select waiting lists and submit. Your application will be reviewed for eligibility and you will receive confirmation by email when your application has been processed for waiting lists.


The CDA will also update waiting lists twice a year in June and December. You will be notified by email (to the email address you used to apply) to save your spot on waiting lists. When you receive those notifications, it is important that you check your email and follow the instructions to remain on waiting lists. 

Questions? Email: [email protected]


The following waiting lists are currently open:

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 rental assistance)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rent assistance to eligible households. The income limits for the program are:

* 1 person household = $43,500
* 2 person household = $49,700
* 3 person household = $55,900
* 4 person household = $62,100
* 5 person household = $67,100
* 6 person household = $72,050
* 7 person household = $77,050
* 8 person household = $82,000

Preference is given to applicants who currently live or work in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as
DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Project Based Voucher Program (Section 8 rental assistance)
Project Based Voucher participants pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and the program pays the difference between the household's portion and the total rent due each month for the unit. The rent assistance is connected to housing units (2, 3 and 4 bedrooms) located in Dakota County. The income limits for the program are:

* 2 person household = $49,700
* 3 person household = $55,900
* 4 person household = $62,100
* 5 person household = $67,100
* 6 person household = $72,050
* 7 person household = $77,050
* 8 person household = $82,000

Preference is given to applicants who currently live or work in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as
DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Colleen Loney Manor
Colleen Loney Manor is an 80-unit public housing apartment building in West St. Paul.

Income limits for Colleen Loney Manor are:
1 person household = $68,500
2 person household = $78,250


Preference is given to applicants who currently live or work in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Gateway Place
Gateway Place is a workforce housing apartment building in West St. Paul. The building has 54 units (21 studio and 22 one-bedrooms). Rents are $778 for a studio and $946 for a one-bedroom.

Income limits for Gateway Place are:
1 person household = $52,200
2 person household = $59,640

Minimum income requirements:
Studio units = $19,584
One-bedroom units = $23,736

For households that receive rental assistance, the minimum income requirements are waived. Preference is given to applicants who currently live or work in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Nicols Pointe
Nicols Pointe is a 24-unit apartment building in Eagan that will open in October 2024. The building will serve seniors age 55+ with a preference for Veterans. All household members must be at least 55 years old to apply to this waiting list. All units are one-bedrooms. Rent will be $700 a month. 

Households must meet program eligibility requirements including having incomes below the following limits: 

  • 1 person household = $52,500
  • 2 person household = $59,640

Preference is given to applicants who are Veterans, households who live or work in Dakota County or who have immediate family (mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister) residing in Dakota County. Preference is also given to applicants that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Senior Housing Program

The Senior Housing Program serves households that have at least one member that is age 62 years of age or older. Additional household members need to be 55 years of age or older. One household member needs to be at least 62 years of age to apply for waiting lists.

Households must meet program eligibility requirements including having incomes below the following limits:

  • 1 person household = $68,500
  • 2 person household = $78,250

There are two rent structures in the program; rent based on income and flat rents. Monthly rents for rent based on income one-bedroom units range from $504 - $903 and two bedroom units range from $746 - $1,143. Flat rent units are $765 for a one-bedroom and $937 for a two-bedroom.  

Preference is given to applicants who live, work or have immediate family (mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister) residing in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP). 

Applicants can apply to a one-bedroom waiting list and/or two-bedroom waiting list. When a household has been selected from the waiting list, program eligibility will be reviewed. Once a household is verified as being eligible, they can select up to four senior housing properties in the CDA's senior housing portfolio to be placed in queue for a unit when one becomes available.
 

Workforce Housing Program

The CDA is accepting applications for two- and three-bedroom units in the Workforce Housing Program which serves families with children under the age of 18. There is one waiting list and applicants will select up to four desired locations after being screened for program eligibility. Rents are two-bedroom = $920 and three-bedroom = $1,025.

This program serves households earning below 60% of area median income (AMI) adjusted for family size. Most developments require income at initial lease up to be below 50% of area median income (AMI). 

Income limits for this program are:

  • 2 person household: 50% AMI = $50,000; 60% AMI = $60,000
  • 3 person household = 50% AMI = $56,250; 60% AMI = $67,500
  • 4 person household = 50% AMI = $62,450; 60% AMI = $74,940
  • 5 person household = 50% AMI = $67,450; 60% AMI = $80,940
  • 6 person household = 50% AMI = $72,450; 60% AMI = $86,940
Minimum income requirements are:
  • 2 bedroom applicants = $24,696
  • 3 bedroom applicants = $27,744
For households that receive rental assistance, the minimum income requirements are waived. Preference is given to households who live or work in Dakota County or to households that do not have a permanent address in Dakota County, but receive benefits from Dakota County Employment & Economic Assistance (such as DWP, GA, MFIP, MSA, and SNAP).