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ADMISSIONS PROCESS

ZOOM House serves a diverse population with various barriers to gaining long-term stability for their families.  Our 22-unit apartment building houses ten families coming from homeless shelters into our transitional supportive housing program (SHP), six low-income families in housing (MARIF), and six families or individuals in affordable efficiency apartments.

Supportive Housing Program (SHP):

Families currently residing in a Hennepin County shelter may qualify for the ZOOM House Supportive Housing Program with Simpson Housing Services. Families in this program receive social service case management from a full-time Family Advocate and rent is subsidized. Anyone seeking housing at through this program must contact the Hennepin County Shelter Team at 612-348-9410 (daytime) 612-673-9138 (evenings and weekends), located in the Hennepin County Human Service Center Health Services Building at 525 Portland Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN. The Hennepin County Shelter Team is the initial point of contact for availability of any openings.

One bedroom apartments (MARIF):

Six one bedroom apartments are available which include a program that allows residents to pay rent equal to 30% of their monthly adjusted gross income, or $350, whichever is greater. To qualify, residents must either currently receive MFIP or have successfully completed the program within the last two years.

Studio Apartments:

Six apartments are also available for rent at $500/month.  These units are to bear rents that do not exceed 30 percent of the adjusted income of a family whose gross income equals 50 percent of the Median Family Income (the “Very Low Income Units”)

All residents must meet the selection criteria for the building.  A rental, credit, employment and criminal background check is done on each applicant.  The written criteria will be given with the application package.  The building is “smoke-free” including the apartments. Residents will need to sign a lease agreement in which you or your guests agree not to smoke in the building or apartments.

For additional questions, please contact ZOOM House Property Management at 612-825-2825, extension 2.