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MACV has recently purchased the lot located at 2314 North 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411 from Urban Homeworks. This lot was previously leased to be used as a community garden through the University of St. Thomas. MACV will build a home for Veterans in need on this lot in 2020. This home will be used to house homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.

We are asking if anyone would like to remove or take any gardening material from this lot, please do so before June 15th, 2020. Take as much gardening supplies and plants as you’d like, MACV would like to see the garden continue to be put to good use in the neighborhood. MACV will come with volunteers to clean up the lot after June 15th, 2020 to begin preparing the lot for a new home.

MACV is looking forward to becoming a part of this neighborhood and we welcome any questions or concerns. Please reach out to MACV using the contact information below.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

1000 University Ave. W., Suite #10

St. Paul, MN 55104

mac-v@mac-v.org | 651-291-8756 | mac-v.org

 

 

The BATC – Housing First Minnesota Foundation, home-builder Lennar, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and Bloomington City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Oct 21st, 2019 to celebrate the new construction of a home for veterans at 9416 Penn Avenue South in Bloomington.

The Housing First MN Foundation kicked off its next build project.

The four-bedroom home will help address the growing need for housing for veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

The City of Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority donated the land to provide housing for homeless veterans.

Build plan for Lennar 4 bedroom home.

“We are honored to donate this property today. This land is an important contribution on which to build a stable home in the heart of our community to thank and support veterans that served our country” said Mark Thorson, Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority Commissioner.

 

The Housing First Minnesota Foundation and Lennar will build a new, four-bedroom, single-family home that will be owned and operated by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). The home will provide housing stability to several homeless veteran men along with support services offered by the MACV.

Ed Williams, MACV Case Manager

“Ending homelessness for veterans is a priority of the City of Bloomington,” stated Community Development Director Dr. Eric Johnson who is also Bloomington’s Acting HRA Administrator, “and constructing this home for homeless veterans with these dedicated partners is a certain success.”

 

Watch the full video here.