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.