Housing and Homelessness
COVID-19 Update 4/16 2:00 PM
In response to the current COVID-19 situation, all Scott County buildings, including libraries, are closed to the public until May 4th. This is to protect your health and safety, as well as ours. We will be conducting most business electronically via email and phone.
Scott and Carver Counties, in partnership with local non-profit agencies, may have assistance for those who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are unable to afford their current housing.
Youth Services Networkassists unaccompanied youth (under the age of 21) to access available shelter options across the metro area.
CAP Agency has limited temporary shelter options for singles and families based on funding availability and extreme weather.
Are You On The Verge of Losing Your Housing?If you unable to maintain your current housing and are facing homelessness, you may qualify for assistance from one or more of these programs.
- FHPAP funds are limited and households must be screened by the CAP Agency. Please contact the CAP Agency, (952) 496-2125, to begin the screening process
- short-term help for families (including minor children or pregnant woman) related to unexpected emergency expenses, such as an eviction or utility disconnect. Crisis Funds can only be issued once in a 3-year period. If you want to see if you meet the program requirements, please call (952) 496-8686.
- CDA website to begin the screening process.
Housing subsidies are accessed through several sources.
- CDA's current wait list status.
- list of the subsidized properties in Scott County. Please note that you'll need to contact each property separately to learn more about whether they're currently accepting applications, and their rental criteria.
- If you are age 24 or younger and currently experiencing homeless, please contact Launch Ministry, to begin the screening process.
- Adults who are currently experiencing homelessness should contact CAP (952) 496-2125.