A coalition of housing industry members and their partners recently marked a significant step towards their mission of providing housing for Minnesotans in need.
Last week, the Housing First Minnesota Foundation marked the completion of four newly remodeled Avivo apartment units – the last of the units to be transformed of an entire 1900s-era North Minneapolis apartment building.
The Avivo units, designed to accommodate women and their children undergoing the challenging addiction recovery process, were renovated by build partner Nor-Son Custom Builders.
Representatives from the Housing First Minnesota Foundation, build partner Nor-Son Custom Builders, and Avivo came together to officially showcase the units and speak about their impact on those they house.
“The quality of this renovation elevates our apartment homes to an entirely different level,” shares Avivo president & CEO Kelly Matter. “These homes will help increase the wellness of the families we serve as we provide housing that’s critical for mothers and children to recover together. We are so grateful for the support and partnership which will have a life-changing impact on families.”
Six build partners played a pivotal role in the extensive renovation of this historic building over the past five years. Mega Remodel, Cardinal Remodeling, Plekkenpol Builders, The Kingdom Builders, John Kraemer & Sons, and Nor-Son Custom Builders all contributed expertise and resources to make this vision a reality.
Families will begin moving into the remodeled units this week.