New homes under construction for veterans in need

The Foundation’s latest community build project includes four four-bedroom homes with one-bedroom ADUs to house veterans in need

The Housing First Minnesota Foundation, Lennar and the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans have once again partnered to build four Housing for Heroes homes, each with an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in North Minneapolis. Construction is underway on the first two homes, with the last two to begin this winter. 

Each four-bedroom home is accompanied by a one-bedroom ADU that will help address the need for housing for veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness. Currently, there are 272 veterans on the state’s homeless veteran registry. Once the homes are completed, it will provide veterans with stable housing and supportive services they need to find success once again. 

“What makes these four homes extra special is not only will they provide shelter to an additional 20 veterans, but the ADUs will help veterans who need a bit more space and independence in their housing needs,” said Jessica Ryan, executive director of the Housing First Minnesota Foundation.