HousingLink is an affordable housing information “clearinghouse” established to ensure that low- to moderate-income families have access to the affordable housing information they need.
“The mission of HousingLink is to improve people’s lives though information expanding their affordable rental choices.”
HousingLink would like to see that “everyone has the information needed to obtain and keep safe, affordable housing.”
By using HousingLink resources, staff members at human service agencies are able to assist renters with their housing-related issues. Landlords who own or maintain affordable housing rental units are also encouraged to use the list to post their vacant units.
HUD stands for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
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:
Fair Housing Hotline
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: 651-296-5663
Fair Housing Implementation Council Analysis of Impediments 2020
The Twin Cities Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing choice (AI) is a thorough examination of structural barriers to fair housing choice and access to opportunity for members of historically marginalized groups protected from discrimination by the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This analysis specifically analyzes the following jurisdictions in the Twin Cities Region: Anoka County, Coon Rapids, Dakota County Hennepin County, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Ramsey County, St. Paul, Washington County, Woodbury, Scott County and Carver County.
2017 Affordable Housing Study update by City
- City of Carver
- City of Chanhassen
- City of Chaska
- City of Cologne
- City of Hamburg
- City of Mayer
- City of New Germany
- City of Norwood Young America
- City of Victoria
- City of Waconia
- City of Watertown
- Comparison of Carver County Cities 2017
MHP’s County Profiles provide data on cost-burdened households paying at least 30% of their income for housing, a comparison of what common jobs pay and what renting and owning actually costs, changes in rent and home prices, foreclosures, jobs and unemployment, and homelessness.
2020 Community Development Strategy
The purpose of this strategy is to set a roadmap of goals, strategic directions and action steps to guide the CDA on community and economic development activities to benefit the cities, businesses and residents of Carver County. The strategy will be updated on an annual basis so that it can continue to be responsive to the needs of the community.