Chicago Ave. Apartments
1500 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55404

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Funding Programs

Chicago Ave. Apartments was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Chicago Ave. Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 60 of the 60 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on February 01, 2012 and the contract expires on January 31, 2032. The Section 8 contract rent is 113.7% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $813.00 for One Bedroom, $1,027.00 for Two Bedroom, and $1,444.00 for Three Bedroom.

31% of Minnesota properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Chicago Ave. Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Minneapolis, Minnesota which is located in Hennepin County. The property is located in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District served by Representative Keith Ellison (D), Senator Alan Franken (D) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D).

Chicago Ave. Apartments is an apartment community containing 60 rental units. The property contains 82 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Chicago Ave. Apartments is home to not more than 142 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Chicago Ave. Apartments provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Minneapolis, MN by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Chicago Ave. Apartments contains a mix of 60 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 44 One Bedroom, 10 Two Bedroom, and 6 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 73% One Bedroom, 17% Two Bedroom, and 10% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Chicago Ave. Apartments is 1.37.

Minnesota's 5th

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