Hiawatha Commons is 4 story, brick apartment building located a short walk from the Hiawatha Light Rail station on Lake Street in South Minneapolis. This transit oriented, mixed income project was designed for low wage workers who work in the neighborhood or at the airport, Mall of America and Downtown. The building was opened in 2006 and stays fully leased consistently. Hiawatha Commons is located in the Longfellow neighborhood. There are 40 studios, 24 one bedroom and 16 two bedroom apartments. The building is fully handicap accessible.
Capital funding requires that 64 of the units must be rented to tenants who earn less than 50% of area median income ($33,050 for a single adult, $47,150 for a family of 4) at move-in. Twenty units are project based section 8 through the MPHA. Studios rent for $460 per month. One bedroom units rent for $840 and two bedroom units rent from $1025 to $1050 per month depending on income, availability and funding designation. Tenants pay their own electricity bills.
Hiawatha Commons is a secure building with controlled entry. Each unit has air conditioned living and bedrooms. The property includes underground and surface parking and ground floor commercial space. Underground parking spaces rent for $70 per month. The building has coin operated laundry facilities on each floor. Some units have balconies that face west. The area has many stores, restaurants and services within walkable distance.
Hiawatha Commons is managed by Hayes Gibson International. To apply or check for housing vacancies, call (leave a message) at 612-721-6256. There is a $35 application fee (for each adult in the household) or a $50 fee if you have lived outside of MN in the last ten years.