Seward Square
2121 S 9th St
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55404

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Funding Programs

Seward Square 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

Seward Square has a project-based Section 8 contract. 81 of the 81 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 January 30, 1980 and the contract expires on January 29, 2020. The Section 8 contract rent is 116.5% 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 and $1,027.00 for Two 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.

Overview

Seward Square 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).

Seward Square is an apartment community containing 81 rental units. The property contains 103 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Seward Square is home to not more than 176 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Seward Square 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

Seward Square contains a mix of 81 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 59 One Bedroom and 22 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 73% One Bedroom and 27% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Seward Square is 1.27.

Minnesota's 5th

Congressional District

81

Total Units

81

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

116.5

% of Fair Market Rent

29-Jan-20

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

One and Two

Unit Mix

1.27

Average Bedroom Size

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