Progress on new home for veterans

The Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Minnesota is nearing the completion of a new home with an accompanying accessory dwelling unit (ADU) for veterans experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities. The Foundation and build partner Lennar broke ground on this latest Housing for Heroes project in November 2021.

The four-bedroom home in North Minneapolis will also include an ADU, providing much-needed living space for veterans.

The home, located in North Minneapolis, will feature four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ADU will feature an additional bedroom, bathroom and small living area. When completed, the home and ADU will be handed over to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) in a key cermony. MACV will own and operate the home, providing wraparound services that help bring these veterans back into a stable environment.

“This new residence will provide veterans with dignified housing and supportive services they need to transition into independent living,” said Kate Hamilton, the 2022 Housing First Minnesota Foundation president from Custom One Homes.

The ADU will provide MACV with additional space for veterans who may require more space or privacy to find success. This is the sixth home the Foundation has built in partnership with Lennar and MACV.

The Foundation estimates this one project could serve up to 640 veterans over 50 years. Several additional homes for veterans are planned for 2022.