|Who We Are|
We Are Building Heart in Housing
Who We Are
We are a nonprofit organization composed of Housing First Minnesota members and supporters. The Housing First Minnesota Foundation taps the talents and resources of the association’s member builders, remodelers, suppliers, and volunteers to support our communities and to help Twin Cities residents and families in need. We build homes, provide remodeling and repair, as well as offer scholarships for young people entering the construction industry. Stable and quality housing not only helps our families, but provides a much needed base for further economic growth within the Twin Cities area. Our competitive scholarships provide relief in a world where students and young professionals are overburdened by debt.
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To work in partnership with others to provide safe, durable, affordable housing for Minnesota's homeless, veterans and others in need.
To create or improve housing for those in need. We accomplish this by providing our Housing First Minnesota members the opportunity to give back to their communities by participating in building projects that provide assistance to families, veterans and organizations in need of building or remodeling improvements.
Housing First Minnesota has had a charitable program since its inception. Originally overseen by a Housing First Minnesota committee, the Builders Outreach Foundation was incorporated as a separate, 501c3 charitable nonprofit in 1995. In 2013, the name was changed to the Housing First Minnesota Foundation to more closely tie the organization to its parent company. Celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2015, the Housing First Minnesota Foundation is the charitable arm of Housing First Minnesota.
In the early 1990s, the committee built two homes: one for Cornerstone Battered Women Shelters and one for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners. In October 1994, the Foundation took on their first project in the Frogtown area of St. Paul. This led to a 10-year partnership with the city of St. Paul and the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation. During the ensuing decade, the Foundation constructed homes for 19 families in Frogtown within several blocks, bringing a needed stability and a reliable place for families to the area. Throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s, the Foundation grew under its new focus, and with each increasing partnership. We aim, and dream, to create safe and affordable housing in the Twin Cities community.
Housing First Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors
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Housing First Minnesota Foundation Staff