Fair Housing

According to the federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to consider race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or family status in rental, sales, lending or homeowner’s insurance decisions. Under the Minnesota Human Rights Law, it is also illegal to discriminate based on one’s creed, sexual or affectional orientation, marital status and receipt of public assistance.

If you suspect unfair housing practices or have questions about fair housing, contact:

Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Fair Housing Hotline
TDD 1-800-927-9275

HUD’s Housing Discrimination Complaint Form

If you need assistance filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint, please call the CDA at (952) 448-7715.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Public Housing

The CDA currently owns and manages 81 units of public housing throughout the county.

Public Housing Program

Created by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), public housing was established to provide a decent and safe rental housing option for those of low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.  The CDA currently owns and manages 81 single family, town homes and apartments throughout Carver County.  Funding, technical and professional assistance provided by HUD allows the CDA to administer and maintain its public housing program.

To become a resident of the CDA’s public housing program all applicants must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by HUD.  This includes meeting program income guidelines, family composition, age and/or disability qualifications, providing solid references and passing a criminal history check.  In addition, all applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status.


Eligible families pay rent based on 30% of their adjusted gross income less allowable deductions. A security deposit of $500 is due prior to occupancy along with the first month’s rent. HUD has developed a formula for calculating rents referred to as the Total Tenant Payment (TTP).  Specifics of this formula will be discussed at the time you’re considered for tenancy.  This subsidy stays with the CDA unit; when you move out of the CDA Public Housing Program you no longer have the rental assistance.

Income Limits (as of May 2014 - subject to change by HUD)


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Waiting Lists

The CDA is currently accepting applications for the 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 bedroom waiting lists. 

How to Apply

The Carver County CDA offers several ways to apply, you may:

Click here
to download a printable application.

Pick up an application at our office located at 705 Walnut Street, Chaska, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Call 952-448-7715 ext 2774 and request an application be mailed to you.

Information Needed to Complete Application

  • All household member(s) information including birth dates and Social Security Numbers
  • Annual gross household income amount
  • Employment Information
  • 3 year housing history


Questions? Call 952-448-7715 ext. 2774

While You Wait


  • Your name will be entered onto the public housing waiting list.

  • You will receive a letter telling you approximately how long you must wait for an eligibility orientation.* Waiting time is determined by: the date and time of the application; the bedroom size required for the household; and eligibility for local admission preferences. The CDA does not have any emergency housing.

  • You must report any changes of address and/or household size or status in writing.

  • The CDA will contact you annually through the mail regarding your continued interest in the public housing program. You must respond to this notice or your name will be removed from the waiting list.

All applicants for the Public Housing Program must complete a thorough screening process that includes criminal and housing history background checks.