66 West Apartments

66 West Apartments is 39 apartments of supportive housing for southwest suburban youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness. Simpson Housing Services is the on-site service provider. Residents began moving in May 2017 with a formal Grand Opening taking place August 3, 2017. Here's how you can help right now.

Deep appreciation to funders who have brought us to construction.

Capital funders

  • City of Edina
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • Minnesota Equity Fund (in partnership with Cinnaire)
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Hennepin County
  • Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (Bremer Bank is the sponsor)
  • Family Housing Fund

Acquisition funders

  • Twin Cities Community Land Bank
  • Western Bank

Predevelopment funders

  • Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation

 

Grand Opening Celebration

Please join us on August 3 as we formally open 66 West apartments.  Go here for info about the event.  To register, please go here.

 

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More background information:

Our lead congregational partner is Edina Community Lutheran Church, with strong support from Church of St. Patrick, Edina; Church of St. Stephen's, Edina; Richfield United Methodist Church; and Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, Minneapolis. Local service providers estimate there are between 200 and 300 youth who are homeless or at risk in the southwestern suburbs and there is little or no supportive housing in the area. Click to download and print our FAQ sheet. Download a brochure here. 

Actions you can take now to support this housing:

  • Donate. Become a Beacon supporter and help fund the annual cost to provide supportive services to youth.
  • Share information. Invite 5 people in your network to attend a tour of Nicollet Square.
  • Host a presentation. We will come to your congregation or civic organization to talk about suburban youth homelessness.
  • Advocate. Take one monthly action as a “Beacon Citizen” to urge public funding for affordable housing such as this development.
  • All of the above! If you’re all in, let’s talk more about how you can help lead this effort.