Housing First Minnesota Foundation to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for a Home for Veterans

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The Housing First Minnesota Foundation with build partner Lennar will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to launch their latest charitable project in Bloomington—the construction of another brand-new home that will be donated to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). The four-bedroom home will help MACV address a pressing need, housing for veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

Please join representatives of the Housing First Minnesota Foundation/HomeAid Twin Cities, Lennar, the City of Bloomington HRA and MACV as we kick off this very important build project that will provide a much needed home for Minnesota veterans.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at 1 p.m.

LOCATION: 9416 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

WHO: There will be several organizations participating and making remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony including representatives from the Housing First Minnesota Foundation, build partner Lennar, MACV and Bloomington city officials.

WHAT: The Housing First Minnesota Foundation and build partner Lennar will be building a new, four-bedroom, single-family home that will be owned and operated by MACV. The lot for the home was provided to the Housing First Minnesota Foundation by the City of Bloomington’s HRA as part of its mission to serve homeless veterans. The home will be used to house male veterans experiencing homelessness. 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.


Housing First Minnesota Foundation: The Housing First Minnesota Foundation is a nonprofit organization, composed of members of Housing First Minnesota. The Housing First Minnesota Foundation taps into the talents and resources of member builders, remodelers and suppliers, in partnership with other local organizations, to provide safe, dignified, affordable housing for homeless veterans and others in need.

Lennar: Lennar has over 30 communities in the Twin Cities. In the past two years, Lennar and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation have built two new homes for MACV that house homeless veterans in the Twin Cities.

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. 

Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority: The Bloomington HRA  helps provide affordable housing opportunities for those who are not adequately served by the marketplace, coordinates the City’s efforts to preserve existing neighborhoods and promotes development and redevelopment that enhances Bloomington. The Bloomington HRA sold the property to the Housing First Foundation for this project.