Impact and Programs
The Foundation works in partnership with nonprofit service providers to provide safe, dignified housing for Minnesota's veterans, mothers in recovery and others in need who are experiencing homelessness. We help to rebuild lives through housing. We leverage the talents and resources of builders, remodelers, and industry suppliers to build new or renovate existing transitional housing facilities. We create tangible housing solutions at a significantly discounted cost to our nonprofit service partners. In 2021, the Foundation partnered with two service organizations, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and AVIVO, on construction projects. These projects expanded and improved housing capacity for both organizations at approximately 30% of average construction cost. Through these partnerships, 27 beds and 10,000 square feet of transitional housing were constructed for veterans and mothers in recovery rebuilding their lives.
Housing First Minnesota Foundation continues its focus on ending homelessness in Minnesota. In 2022/2023 we will build four new homes each with an accessory dwelling unit for homeless veterans and their families in collaboration with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). In addition, two apartment units will be remodeled for Avivo, which provides housing and wraparound services for mothers allowing their children to live with them during recovery.
We will continue to develop relationships with our nonprofit service providers, select strategic shelter development projects and expand community outreach efforts to increase awareness within the homebuilding industry and housing community about our community build projects.
Community or Constituency Served
We partner with local nonprofit organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness, including veterans and their families, youth, women and their children.
Geographic Area Served