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Four Avivo residents will soon come home to brand new apartments thanks to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Twin Cities and build partner Soderberg Apartment Specialists. The residents won’t have to wait long, the four apartment units will be renovated in just four days!
“We thought we would potentially help Avivo renovate these units next year, but then Soderberg Apartment Specialists stepped up and said they could get in done in just four days,” said Bob Bennett, BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation manager. “We are thrilled that we will be able to do this for the residents that are living in these units.”
Avivo is the only program in Minnesota that houses women and their children while they go through treatment.
“The quality of this renovation elevates our apartment homes to an entirely different level,” said Kelly Matter, Avivo president & CEO. “These homes will help increase the wellness of the families we serve as we provide housing that’s critical for mothers to succeed at recovery.”
Soderberg Apartment Specialists has started some of initial demolition, but will begin the four day building blitz on Monday, May 14. Each unit will receive new cabinets, lighting, flooring, trim, fresh paint and fully remodeled bathrooms.
The Foundation helped Avivo remodel the four lower units in the apartment building earlier this year with the help of build partners Crystal Kitchens and The Kingdom Builders.
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