MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Construction will begin next week for a $17 million five-story housing development for youth experiencing homelessness in downtown Minneapolis.COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,847 New Cases, 15 More Deaths
The development will connect to YouthLink’s existing Minneapolis headquarters and will be open to youth ages 18 to 24.READ MORE: A Look Back At Key Moments In The Derek Chauvin Trial
“We know investing in young people experiencing homelessness has long-term positive outcomes for both the young person and for our community,” Dr. Heather Huseby, executive director of YouthLink, said. “With the creation of 46 much-needed units of safe, supportive housing, expansion of the Youth Opportunity center, and a Career Pathways Center, we will increase economic and education opportunities and equity for young people.”
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the new site, located at 41 N. 12th Street.MORE NEWS: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness’ Former California Home With Pig’s Blood (CBS SF Bay Area)
Construction is expected to be completed before the cold weather season begins in late 2017.