Home and accessory dwelling unit for veterans progresses

Construction is underway on a four-bedroom home with an accessory dwelling unit North Minneapolis

Construction on a new North Minneapolis home with an accompanying accessory dwelling unit (ADU) for veterans is reaching its final stages. The Housing First Minnesota Foundation and build partner Lennar broke ground on the home in November. The home and ADU will be ready for veterans to move in this spring. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will take ownership of the home once construction is complete.

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home —with an additional bedroom, bathroom, and small living room in the ADU—will serve unrelated single veterans facing homelessness as they live together in the community to recover. MACV provides an array of services to the veterans living in these units with the intention that they will move on to more permanent housing following their stay there.

“We are pleased to continue partnering with MACV and Lennar on Housing for Heroes. Housing is a vital cornerstone for stability and success, and we’re thrilled to be a part of such a worthy cause,” said David Siegel, the Foundation’s executive director.

The Foundation estimates that this one project will serve up to 640 veterans over a 50-year period. This build project is the Foundation’s sixth Housing for Heroes home, and several more are scheduled for 2022.