Housing and Homelessness

For those who are currently homeless or unable to afford their current housing, Scott and Carver County -- along with local nonprofits -- provide the following types of assistance with housing.  

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

This program can help households get caught up on rent/mortgage with a one time payment, but households must demonstrate that they can afford the rent or mortgage going forward after this one time assistance.  

This is a housing fund for households that can afford rent, but need help with paying a security deposit or their first month's rent.  If the CAP Agency is out of funds for security deposits, a small amount of funds are available through Emergency Assistance through Scott County and through the Scott County CDA.  You must have a rejection letter from the CAP Agency before you can apply for these funds.
These funds are limited and households must be screened through the CAP Agency.

Housing Subsidies

Housing subsidies are accessed through two sources.  The first is the Scott County CDA, which oversees Section 8, Public Housing, and First Time Homeowner programs. Applications must be submitted directly to the Scott County CDA.  Waitlists for Section 8 and public housing are often closed due to high demand and low turnover.  Please click here for the current status of these waitlists.

The second type of housing subsidies are distributed through our local Coordinated Entry Process.  If you are a family or single adult, please contact your financial, medical, employment, or social services case worker and inform them you would like to do a Step 1 housing assessment.  If you do not work with anyone at the county, please contact the CAP Agency

If you are  24 or younger, please contact Launch Ministry, who screens for Coordinated Entry for youth (18-23), but please note that they also work with young adults up to age 29 around other issues.