Join us for the 66 West groundbreaking | July 12th

Posted on July 6th, 2016

66WestRenderingJoin Simpson Housing Services and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative to celebrate the start of 66 West construction

Tuesday, July 12 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

3330 West 66th Street, Edina 55435

Parking available after 5 in the Southdale Place Office Building lot just west of site.

About 66 West:

Simpson Housing Services has been selected to provide on-site staff support at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s affordable housing building 66 West in Edina.  66 West will include 39 studio apartments, shared common areas, and offices for onsite supportive services. Supportive services are the key to helping young adults who have been on the streets or in shelters or otherwise lacking a stable home to be part of a supportive community and to achieve their employment and educational goals. Tenants will primarily be between 18 and 24 and have experienced long-term homelessness.

“We are honored to partner with Beacon to provide these critical stabilization services to young people at 66 West. Simpson is part of the community solution to homelessness – this project is an excellent representation of community response, as it takes all of us working together to clear the path for our residents at 66 West,” said Simpson Executive Director Steve Horsfield.

Youth on their own age 24 and younger make up 16 percent of the homeless population in Minnesota, according to a 2015 Wilder Foundation survey. In the southwestern suburbs of Hennepin County, including Edina, Bloomington and Richfield, it’s estimated that between 200 and 300 youth and young adults experience homelessness or are at risk.

“We know that 66 West will transform lives through supportive housing. We thank the City of Edina, Minnesota Housing, other funders and all the local congregations, especially Edina Community Lutheran Church that led the way to develop grassroots support for 66 West,” said Beacon Executive Director Lee Blons.

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