The Carver County Housing and Redevelopment Authority was formed in 1980 by Minnesota State Legislature. Through the years we’ve seen incredible growth in large part due to the continued growth and development of Carver County.

In 2002, we were granted Economic Development Authority powers by the state legislature. Although the focus of the Carver County HRA hadn’t changed, our roles in Carver County communities began to expand, leading us to a legislative name change in 2006 from the Carver County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CCHRA) to the Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA). Through the name change we wanted residents and businesses to know that we had expanded our role and services even further.

Our Board and Staff partner with our cities, chambers of commerce, local businesses and residents to promote Carver County as an exceptional place to live, work and play in the Twin Cities metro area.

To date, we have pumped more than $140 million dollars into our communities for downtown and neighborhood revitalization. CDA staff assists approximately 3,000 clients per year with various housing needs. These needs will increase as Carver County’s population is expected to approach 200,000 by 2030 — three times the number of residents since 1990. The County has one of the strongest housing markets in the metro area, outperforming the region even during the recent housing slowdown. This growth has been generated by:

  • A growing recognition of Carver County’s outstanding quality of life.
  • The Highway 212 extension and other major highway improvements.

Our Mission

“The Carver County Community Development Agency provides housing opportunities and fosters economic development in Carver County. “

Since 2005, our Economic Development Department has responded to over 250 businesses with assistance on:

  • Available business loan funds
  • Available land and buildings
  • Development of business plans
  • Labor information
  • Marketing information
  • Local economic development research.

We are continually refining and expanding our capabilities to:

  • Increase commercial development in Carver County.
  • Develop and implement a county marketing strategy.
  • Continue to develop workforce and senior housing to align with Carver County’s vision of creating “Communities for a Lifetime” in Carver County.
  • Proactively plan and strategize for future growth.
  • Facilitate and complete a county-wide housing and economic development study.
  • Educate community citizens on what we do and the services we provide.
  • Create partnerships and collaborate with entities with similar objectives.


If you are interested in any employment opportunities with the CDA, please fill out our application and email to Judy Erickson or print out and mail to our office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Section 3 Resident Request for Preference

What is Section 3?

Section 3 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules requires that preference for hiring, training and contracting be given to public housing and low-income residents for certain HUD, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funded projects.

When a CDA contracting or employment opportunity is subject to Section 3, it will be noted in the posting. If you believe that you qualify for Section 3 preference, you will need to complete the Section 3 Resident Request for Preference Form.

Section 3 Resident Request for Preference Form


CDA 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan

CDA 2019 Strategic Plan

Download 2016 – 2019 Plans (pdf)

What is the Carver County Community Development Agency?

Who does the CDA assist?

Board of Commissioners

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