An Update for Our Community
Washington County received money from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, to assist small businesses, homeowners, and renters
Financial relief available for Washington County homeowners
Homeowners in Washington County who have experienced a reduction in income because of the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for one-time grants of up to $10,000 to help make housing payments. More information can be found here
Financial Relief available for Washington County Renters
A separate program providing rental assistance will be administered by Washington County’s Community Services Department. Please call Economic Support intake line: 651.430.6459 or HOST Housing line 651.430.6488. More information can be found here
Washington County ready with small-business financial relief
Washington County is opening applications for financial assistance for businesses in the county that have been negatively impacted through additional expenses or lost revenue due to closures during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington County Small Business Relief Fund, provided by the federal CARES Act, will provide grants of up to $15,000 to small businesses in need of support. Applications will be accepted between Sept. 10 and Sept. 24; applicants will be notified if they are eligible for a grant on or before Sept. 30. More information can be found here
Businesses seeking additional resources during this time please visit East Metro MSP COVID-19 Business Resources
Rental Assistance Participants needing rent change forms please complete form below:
Rental Assistance Change Form
For information on tenant concerns on eviction for nonpayment of rent please click link:
Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rents
Promoting health and safety for everyone.
The CDA is taking multiple steps to minimize health risks. Our office building is closed to the public. All CDA services will continue to function, but in a different way. For now, please contact us by phone or email.
General information: 651-458-0936
CDA Rental Assistance clients: 651-202-2808
CDA Homeownership clients: 651-202-2822
Leading the way in Washington County
As the owner and operator of over 1,100 units of affordable housing throughout Washington County, we play a critical role ensuring that all our neighbors have a good, safe, and decent place to call home. But community development goes beyond housing. From facilitating the growth of small businesses to funding critical services for the homeless.
What We Offer The Community
Whether it’s locating resources for your growing business, finding an affordable rental for your growing family, buying your first home, or getting help to keep or improve the one you’ve already got, our services are free and available to all Washington county residents.
Open to Business
We’ve been thrilled with the response across Washington County to Open to Business (OTB) – our collaboration with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to help small and growing businesses secure access to free technical assistance and critical loans to help them flourish.Learn More About Open to Business
- $1.7 million
in investment leveraged in 2018
entrepreneurial clients served
are likely to recommend OTB services to others
The Glen at Valley Creek - Opening October 2019!
The Glen at Valley Creek is the CDA’s latest project, located near Valley Creek Dr. and Tower Dr. in the heart of Woodbury. When completed, we anticipate The Glen will include 42 one and two-bedroom apartment homes for seniors age 62+.Learn More About The Glen at Valley Creek - Opening October 2019!
The Washington County CDA is looking to hire a Senior Administrative Assistant to support our Economic Development Director and the activities of our Board of Commissioners.Position Details About We're Hiring!
Our Board of Commissioners meets for regular meetings at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in the board room at the CDA office, 7645 Currell Blvd., Woodbury.Go to Meeting Minutes About Meeting Minutes
Home Improvement Programs
Winter is here, and it’s a good time to begin planning for next year’s home improvement projects. Whether you’re looking to replace a roof, make your home more energy efficient, or replace a failing septic system, the CDA can help with a variety of low-interest loans and grants to get your plans off the ground. Visit our Home Improvement Program page for more information.Learn More About Home Improvement Programs