The City of Eagan has nearly 30,000 housing units intended to meet a wide range of housing needs for its residents.  The City has adopted a Fair Housing Policy to prevent discrimination and address complaints.  The City of Eagan works closely with the Community Development Agency which administers over 30 different housing programs to improve the lives of Eagan homeowners and tenants.

Fair Housing

The City of Eagan has adopted a Fair Housing Policy because the City is strongly committed to supporting fair housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created this video that explains what to do if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.

The City does not investigate fair housing complaints or take enforcement action, but the City’s This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can help with questions on filing a fair housing complaint. 

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status
  • National origin
  • Disability

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is a state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota.  The MHRA includes all of the protected classes of the federal Fair Housing Act as well as these additional protected classes:

  • Creed
  • Marital status
  • Public assistance status
  • Sexual orientation

HousingLink has created videos, available in four languages, which explain housing discrimination:

File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the federal housing complaint form.

File a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights with the State of Minnesota housing complaint form.

Have the following information available for each complaint:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your complaint is against
  • The address of the housing involved
  • The date(s) of the alleged violation
  • A short description of the violation

The following agencies provide assistance to fair housing complainants.

Tenants and Landlords

The City of Eagan takes a lot of pride in being a great place to live, work, and play. One way we do that is by keeping our neighborhoods healthy.  City Council adopted a rental licensing ordinance on March 21, 2023, with the goal of ensuring safe housing for tenants and long-term maintenance of the City’s housing stock. Program details and applications are available at cityofeagan.com/rental-licensing.  

To view Dakota County Community Development Agency's Rental Property Owners & Managers Program, click here.

For more information on Eagan's Crime-free Multi-Housing Program, please call the Eagan Police Department at (651) 675-5700.

The Dakota County CDA administers several rental assistance programs.  Please visit the CDA website for Rental Assistance Programs or call (651) 675-4400. The Dakota County CDA also provides a packet containing private rental housing availability that is updated weekly.

The following links provide more resources for tenants and landlords.

Homeowners

The Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program (MFPP) provides free counseling assistance to help homeowners who are in or nearing foreclosure with referrals to additional resources and, in some cases, financial assistance. Homeowners work one-on-one with the CDA homeownership specialists to assess the situation and determine possible solutions. Please visit the CDA website for more details or call (651) 675-4555 for a program brochure. 

The Dakota County CDA offers a wide range of housing programs and assistance.  For more information, call the Dakota County CDA at (651) 675-4400.