On April 18, we joined with others to celebrate the kickoff/groundbreaking for “Downtown View”: 46 units of transitional housing for homeless youth on the border of downtown Minneapolis. Many funding and organizational partners have come together to realize the project, which is led by Youthlink and Project for Pride in Living.
For our part, MPHA is project-basing 25 housing vouchers at Downtown View. This adds up to an approximately $3.7 million investment over the next 20 years, assuring that the rent will always be paid on these apartments. Downtown View fits perfectly with MPHA’s mission to support safe, quality housing for those who need it most.
The strong project concept and amazing track-record of the primary partners makes us confident our investment will make a critical difference in an area of essential community need. Catching homeless young people at the right time–providing real shelter and safety, and meeting them with the right services–can set up a lifetime of success that benefits us all.