On Friday, the Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Minnesota, in collaboration with build partner Lennar, proudly handed over the keys of a brand-new four-bedroom home and a one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit nestled in a North Minneapolis neighborhood to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV).
This home is the fourth project completed by the Housing First Minnesota Foundation with partners Lennar and MACV in the last 12 months – the biggest endeavor accomplished by this partnership thus far. This significant milestone marks another step forward in the mission to end veteran homelessness and address the growing need for services within the community.
“We are honored to partner with Lennar and MACV to make these homes and ADUs a reality,” said Meg Jaeger, 2024 president of the Housing First Minnesota Foundation. “This initiative underscores our shared commitment to giving back to the heroes who have dedicated their lives to serving our communities.”
All four of these completed homes were also constructed with an accessory dwelling unit which, together, will provide 20 new beds for veterans in need.
“With this unique partnership Lennar and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation have constructed over 30,000 square feet of housing for Minnesota veterans,” said Bill Burgess, President of Lennar. “Our collaborative project model combines the housing industry’s expertise, resources and community to work towards ending homelessness in Minnesota.”
With the completion of this project, a total of 20 new beds will be made available to veterans in need. These beds provide a safe and secure environment for veterans to rebuild their lives and regain their independence.