Breaking Ground for Transitional Home for Veteran Families in Crisis

We were thrilled to break ground last month on a very exciting project!  In collaboration with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities Foundation, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, and Lennar Homes, we will construct a new transitional home for veteran families in crisis in Saint Paul.

The home will have five bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the first floor being wheelchair accessible, and the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will operate the home.  MACV has beds established for single veterans, however, they do not have any spaces for homeless veterans who have dependent children.  This home will meet a critical unmet need in our community.  We plan to finish the home in time to be included in the fall Parade of Homes, which begins on September 9th.

We would like to recognize our sponsors, including the Sears Heroes at Home program, Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and Lennar Homes.  We would also like to thank Council Member Jane Prince, Saint Paul City Council, Ward 7, Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services and City of Saint Paul – Government staff for helping to make this project happen!

To read more about the project, click here.

Vote for your Favorite Court!

This summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves will travel across the state of Minnesota to help neighborhoods take their love of basketball outdoors with the ‘New Era. New Courts.’ program, presented by U.S. Bank. The team will select three courts to be refurbished, and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will coordinate the selected projects. The Timberwolves are asking fans to help them decide which court to improve in each market including Rochester, Moorhead and the Twin Cities. Click here to vote today!

Wells Fargo Continues to Help Homeowners in Need

This month, we continued to partner with Wells Fargo to help several homeowners in need, including Bazilla in North Minneapolis.  Bazilla has limited mobility and needed her home to be modified so she can remain safely in her home. Volunteers from Wells Fargo reattached a porch that was falling away from the house and built elongated steps to improve Bazilla’s ability to come and go from her home safely.

We are very grateful to Wells Fargo for their continued commitment to supporting our work to ensure that low-income homeowners can remain in their own homes and neighborhoods!