Whittier Townhomes
331-3 E 25th St
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota 55406

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Funding Programs

Whittier Townhomes 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

Whittier Townhomes has a project-based Section 8 contract. 12 of the 12 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 October 28, 2012 and the contract expires on October 27, 2032. The Section 8 contract rent is 108% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $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.


Whittier Townhomes 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).

Whittier Townhomes is an apartment community containing 12 rental units. The property contains 29 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Whittier Townhomes is home to not more than 58 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Whittier Townhomes 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

Whittier Townhomes contains a mix of 12 assisted two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 8 Two Bedroom, 3 Three Bedroom, and 1 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 67% Two Bedroom, 25% Three Bedroom, and 8% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Whittier Townhomes is 2.42.

Minnesota's 5th

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