Little Earth of United Tribes
2501 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55404

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Funding Programs

Little Earth Of United Tribes 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

Little Earth Of United Tribes has a project-based Section 8 contract. 212 of the 212 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 April 04, 2010 and the contract expires on April 03, 2030. The Section 8 contract rent is 114.8% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $656.00 for Zero Bedroom, $813.00 for One Bedroom, $1,027.00 for Two Bedroom, $1,444.00 for Three Bedroom, and $1,693.00 for Four 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.


Little Earth Of United Tribes 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).

Little Earth Of United Tribes is an apartment community containing 208 rental units. The property contains 464 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Little Earth Of United Tribes is home to not more than 934 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Little Earth Of United Tribes 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

Little Earth Of United Tribes contains a mix of 208 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 20 Studio, 28 One Bedroom, 58 Two Bedroom, 88 Three Bedroom, and 14 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 10% Studio, 13% One Bedroom, 28% Two Bedroom, 42% Three Bedroom, and 7% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Little Earth Of United Tribes is 2.19.

Minnesota's 5th

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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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