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Beacon to Break Ground on Great River Landing May 3

MINNEAPOLIS (April 25, 2018)—Housing supporting those who have experienced homelessness, unemployment and incarceration to be first-of-its-kind in Minnesota.

Supporters Expected to Pack Hearing for Cranberry Ridge

SAINT PAUL (October 12, 2017)—More than 200 Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative leaders and supporters are planning to attend the October 18 Plymouth Planning Commission meeting to testify and demonstrate support for Cranberry Ridge. The supporters will include clergy and members of more than a dozen area congregations that are part of the Beacon collaborative.

August 3 is the grand opening of 66 West

ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 28, 2017) – Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative will host a grand opening celebration for 66 West Apartments at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 3. Located at 3330 W. 66th Street in Edina, the 39-unit building provides homes and supportive services to young adults age 16-24.

Beacon secures full capital funding for Great River Landing supportive housing
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Oct. 25, 2016) - SUMMARY: Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has secured full capital funding of its Great River Landing supportive housing development for 72 adults who have previously experienced incarceration, homelessness and unemployment. The $14.1 million cost is to be funded by Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing from Minnesota Housing and the City of Minneapolis. 

Prior Crossing opens; building is Ramsey County's first supportive housing for homeless youth 

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Sept 14, 2016) - SUMMARY: Prior Crossing is now open with first tenants moving in to the 44-unit building that offers stable housing and supportive services for youth and young adults who have experienced long-term homelessness. 

July groundbreaking signals construction start at Edina's 66 West housing for homeless youth

SAINT PAUL, MINN. (July 5, 2016) - SUMMARY: A groundbreaking ceremony July 12 will mark the construction start at 66 West featuring 39 units of affordable, supportive housing for youth who have experienced homelessness. 

Beacon to receive 2016 Franciscan International Award

SAINT PAUL, MINN. (March 30, 2016) - SUMMARY: Beacon selected for 2016 Franciscan International Award in recognition of its commitment to end homelessness through housing development, the Families Moving Forward shelter program and advocacy for public funding and policies supporting services and housing.

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