The Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Minnesota is pleased to announce our 2022 president and board of directors. Kate Hamilton, of Custom One Homes, is a longtime member of Housing First Minnesota and was elected to serve as our Foundation’s 2022 president and will lead a 16-member board during her year-long term.
As president of the Foundation’s board, Kate will help provide strategic direction for our association’s charitable arm.
As a passionate advocate for the homebuilding industry and an active member of our association and Foundation, Kate brings unique experience to help lead our Foundation. She is set to guide our Foundation through several large build projects in 2022, which will have a lasting impact providing housing for those in need in our community, with a particular focus on addressing veteran homelessness.
“The Housing First Minnesota Foundation and the incredible work it does is near and dear to my heart,” said Kate. “Helping the housing industry come together to use its talents to provide safe, dignified housing for those in need in our community is a privilege. I’m excited to help lead this organization so we can continue the life-changing work helping to end homelessness in Minnesota.”
Our Housing First Minnesota Foundation is currently working to finish two Housing for Heroes projects in Minneapolis that will be used as transitional housing for veterans operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. One of the new homes will also feature an accessory dwelling unit for additional housing options for veterans in need.
Helping Kate are the organization’s 16-member board of directors, made up of several new faces added in 2022 along with returning members.
Here’s our talented board member lineup:
President Kate Hamilton Custom One Homes
Vice President Jim Fuchetto Lyman Lumber Co.
Treasurer Jeremy Larson Hampton Companies, LLC
Secretary Meg Jaeger Mega Remodel
Past President Paul Roecker Lyman Roofing & Siding
At-LargeMember Kathy Raph Gotcha Covered North Suburbs
Sam Wick FocalPoint Flooring, Cabinets & Design
Sunny Bowman Dakota County Lumber Co.
Ricky Cheath Movement Mortgage
Steve Dobin Old National Bank
Amy Hendel Hendel Homes
Rachel Julkowski Julkowski, Inc.
Ken Oetjen Lyman Lumber Co.
Housing First MN Immediate Past President Todd Polifka Custom One Homes