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 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.
“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.
“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.”