Two More Homes for Minnesota Veterans

Each year, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) receives more than 25,000 contacts, inquiries and requests from veterans across the state who are homeless or experiencing a crisis that could lead to homelessness. Lennar and the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation are ready to once again help MACV create more housing for these veterans in need.

This spring, Lennar and the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation will break ground on another home for MACV. Last year, the two organizations built a home for MACV to help house a veteran along with their family. This year, the home will help house female veterans, a population that is in serious need.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Lennar to help MACV and homeless veterans once again,” said Bob Bennett, BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation manager.
“We’re excited that this project will provide much-needed temporary shelter for up to five women at a time.”

The Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® Foundation (MAAR Foundation) has stepped
in to help with this project by donating a lot that was given to them to specifically help veterans. Lennar is set to build a custom home plan on the lot with construction starting this spring.

This will not be the only home for MACV this year. Lennar and the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation are laying the groundwork for another home to help MACV house veterans. Construction on the second home is planned for later this year.