Minnehaha Commons is 3 story, brick and sided apartment building located on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. The project was designed for adults over the age of 55 who have experienced homelessness. Minnehaha Commons is located in the Longfellow neighborhood. There are 44 studio apartments. The building is fully handicap accessible.
Capital funding requires that tenants must earn less than 50% of area median income ($35,000 for a single adult) at move-in. Studios rent for $500 – $692 per month. All utilities are paid by the owner. Most will earn significantly less and the property can offer rent assistance from a variety of sources. There is also a wholistic set of services available through Touchstone Mental Health.
Minnehaha Commons is a secure building with controlled entry. The building has card operated laundry facilities on the first floor. Each unit has its own heat and air conditioning. A lovely community room with kitchen facilities is available on the first floor for tenant gatherings or community meetings.
Minnehaha Commons is managed by Hayes Gibson International. All vacancies except for 7 units will be filled from referrals from the Hennepin County Coordinated Entry system. The 7 units will be referrals from Alliance Housing existing tenants.