City facilities, including Bloomington Civic Plaza, are currently closed. Call 952-563-8700 for info, or visit the   COVID-19 closures page.

Homes for Heroes ribbon cutting event March 6

Construction on Bloomington’s Homes for Heroes project is now complete. To celebrate the new home there will be a ribbon cutting Friday, March 6, at 1 p.m., at 9416 Penn Avenue South. This residence will provide transitional housing and supportive services to veterans on a lot formally owned by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).

The HRA sold the lot for $1 to the BATC—Housing First Minnesota Foundation to construct a four-bedroom home to serve four homeless veterans at a time. The Foundation will partner with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans to manage and provide services to the veterans who move in. Lennar, a housing developer, also partnered with the foundation to construct the home.

"Ensuring that our veterans have the support they need and a roof over their heads is fundamental and important work," Mayor Tim Busse said. "Building this home with these outstanding community partners is one way we can make a difference as a City."

"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 HRA Commissioner.

This is the third Homes for Heroes project in the metro area. At the ribbon cutting, all three organizations will be present for a brief program and to provide tours of the home.