Amber Apartments is our newest NEW 81 unit affordable housing community located at 4527 Hiawatha Avenue. Convenient to transit, the building is directly across from the 46th Street Blue Line light rail station; allowing easy access to job centers and amenities throughout the metro area. Residents will be part of the vibrant and growing Longfellow neighborhood; just a short walk from Hiawatha Avenue to the Minnehaha Falls and the entire Minnehaha Parkway system of lakes and parks.

Amber Apartments has:

  • Secured Entry
  • Live-In Caretaker
  • Felony Friendly
  • Smoke Free Units
  • Large Community Space and Outdoor Courtyard Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Indoor Bike Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Maximum Household Size = 1

Options include:

  • Market Rate apartments  
    These efficiency units start with rents at $900+ utilities and include:
    • Corner units with lots of light
    • No application fee and only $500 security deposit
    • Private units (including private bathroom and kitchen)
    • Eligibility requirements: Felony Friendly but Must Pass a Criminal Background Check. Credit Reports and Eviction history will NOT be required or considered in the screening process
  • Affordable apartments
    These efficiency units start at $600 + utilities and include:
    • NO Application Fee and ONLY a $500 Security Deposit
    • Eligibility requirements: Must have Verified Monthly Income of at least 1.5X Rent ($1,200 minimum), provide a Social Security Card and Government Issued Identification, meet income and asset restrictions 50% AMI (approximately $41,000 annual income), must meet student status restriction (cannot be a full time student without meeting an exception), and must pass a criminal background check. Credit Reports and Eviction history will NOT be required or considered in the screening process.
  • Housing Supports program apartments
    Amber Apartments has 22 Permanent Supportive Housing units subsidized through the Housing Supports program. These efficiency units include:
    • Case Management Services
    • Lower rents based on tenant income
    • Private units (including private bathroom and kitchen)
    • Partial unit furnishings (units come with a full-size bed, a bedside table, and a larger table and two chairs)
    • Potential Transfer Opportunities through the Housing Supports community network
    • Eligibility requirements:
      • Income no greater than 30% AMI ($22,050 annually)
      • Must meet long term homeless definition
      • Must have a verifiable disability of some kind (mental illness, physical disability, chemical dependency)
      • Must be referred through Hennepin County’s Coordinated Entry System. Please visit their website to learn more about how to access Coordinated Entry in Hennepin County. Once connected with a coordinated entry assessment, to increase your odds of being referred to us please let your assessor know that you are interested in Amber Apartments, and they will note your preference.