Star Tribune: Grand Opening of Sabathani Senior Housing
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Sabathani Community Center opened its senior apartment building, Sabathani Senior Housing. This affordable housing unit dedicated to community members ages 55 and up serves as part of the 38th Street THRIVE! Strategic Development Plan.
The Star Tribune published an article about the opening:
“The Sabathani Community Center, one of Minneapolis’ oldest African American nonprofits, celebrated the grand opening Wednesday of a 48-unit senior apartment building they hope will be part of a cultural revitalization of the neighborhood. The roughly $12.3 million development at 3rd Avenue S. and 37th Street E. has been eight years in the making, and marks a milestone in the city’s strategic development plan for the 38th Street corridor.
‘This gives us an opportunity to allow our folks to stay in this community,’ said Sabathani CEO Scott Redd. ‘This community needs the seniors that have paved the way for folks like me … to be here today.’
Tenants began moving in this April, said Redd, who anticipates full occupancy by the end of August. Forty-four of the units are affordable at 50% of area median income, and four are set aside for people emerging from long-term homelessness.”