BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation to Hold Grand Opening and Key Ceremony for a Special Home for Homeless Women Veterans

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The BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Twin Cities invites you to join us as we open the doors to a new home for veterans. The five-bedroom home was built by Lennar and their generous trade partners. It will be owned and operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) to provide transitional housing services to homeless women veterans, a population of the community that is in growing need of services. The land for this project was donated by an anonymous donor to the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® Foundation who then transferred the lot to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation. Come tour and see the great work that will impact many lives for years to come!

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12 p.m.

LOCATION: 2660 East 5th St., Maplewood, MN 55109

WHO: There will be several organizations participating and making remarks during the ceremony including: representatives of the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation, build partner Lennar, MACV, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® Foundation, plus other government officials.

About the Project: Build partner Lennar built a new, five-bedroom single-family home that will be owned and operated by MACV. The home will be used to house up to five women veterans. While in the home, residents work with MACV case managers to overcome their housing, employment, and legal barriers. This critical program gives homeless veterans the support and confidence to once again find success. 


BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Twin Cities: The BATC-Housing First Minnesota  Foundation is a nonprofit organization, composed of members of BATC-Housing First Minnesota. The BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation utilizes the talents and resources of BATC-Housing First Minnesota members, builders, remodelers, and suppliers, often in partnership with other local charities and organizations, to provide safe affordable housing for people in need.

Lennar: Lennar, named the #1 Homebuilder in the Twin Cities for 11 consecutive years with 30+ communities in the Twin Cities, continues to lead the way in new home construction by building exceptional neighborhoods with extraordinary homes, desirable upgrades and energy efficient features in their “Everything’s Included” designs. Lennar puts the focus on their customers and what they look for in their dream home. This includes every floorplan, home automation, neighborhood amenities, home features and design details being constructed with their buyer’s family in mind. 

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans: (MACV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided critical intervention assistance to homeless veterans and their families since 1990. In 2016, MACV comprehensively served over 1,729 veterans and their families throughout Minnesota with their mission to provide assistance to positively motivate veterans and their families who are experiencing other life crises. When immediate independent housing is not an option for veterans MACV offers 57 units of transitional housing in multiple Minnesota communities. Veterans may reside in the community-based housing for up to two years, although many veterans move to independent housing sooner.