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VOA Housing - More Than Just a Place to Sleep

June 13, 2023

Volunteers of America understands that housing is more than simply a roof over one’s head. We see it as the loom on which an individual might weave their well-being. It impacts one’s life and health, our upward mobility and generational equity within our society. Nationally, VOA is one of the largest and most influential nonprofit housing agencies in the country, providing a place to live for over 32,000 people annually. 

Volunteers of America of Minnesota (VOA-MN) is helping people experiencing homelessness or housing instability, people coming out of prison, people with disabilities, people with very low incomes and of all ages, including older adults. In addition to over 250 people in our residential reentry centers and over 3,500 people in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority buildings, we currently support people in over 811 houses and apartments, while working with partners to add over add over 300 new affordable units which are to open in the next several years.

Of those projects, the closest to opening is Nolte River Place Apartments in Anoka, which will open in late 2023 or early 2024. We are also excited to partner with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative as the service provider within their family affordable housing development in Hopkins, MN. Vista 44 recently broke ground and will open in 2024. 

VOA-MN’s role changes depending on the property, but what we’re most excited about is that in each of these locations we can help people turn “housing;” a roof over one’s head; into something much more. It can be a place of safety and rest; a place of opportunity and possibility. It can be their home!  

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