Illustration of buildings on Hennepin Avenue

Peris Hill

An affordable housing community that includes and

supports youth aging out of foster care

Peris Housing is an innovative affordable housing initiative in the historical Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis.  First of its kind, Peris Hill will include 45 units of affordable housing with 15 units designated for youth aging out of foster care.  Construction of Peris Hill, 1930 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, will begin in Summer 2020.

Lowry Hill, an ideal neighborhood to call home

Jobs

Public Transit

A Safe Neighborhood

Education Access

Youth Oriented

Peris Hill, a professionally managed building with 24/7 on-site youth support staff


Peris Hill is an innovative affordable housing model that addresses two major Hennepin County housing challenges: a supportive housing environment for 15 youth aging out of foster care with 24/7 on-site youth support staff and much needed affordable housing (50-60% AMI) units for qualified, career-oriented adults. 

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15 units for youth aging out of foster care

In advance of a youth aging out of foster care, they will participate in independent living skills, through organizations like Connections2Independence, to prepare them to be engaged and responsible renters and young adults.

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30 affordable housing units for qualified adult renters

Studio and one bedroom affordable housing (50-60% AMI)  units will be available for qualified renters who embrace a supportive living community.

How did we get here?

Summer 2020
Construction slated to begin
Winter 2019
Funding Secured
Spring-Winter 2018
Second year of public funding applications
Feb 2018
Applied to Hennepin County Affordable Housing Fund
Fall 2017
Received initial funding: City of Mpls Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Summer 2017
Submitted first Minneapolis Affordable Housing Trust Fund application
Submitted first MN Housing application
Spring 2017
Secured 1930 Hennepin property
Submitted first Hennepin County Affordable Housing Trust Fund application
Began partnership with Common Bond for property management services
Began awareness campaign and outreach efforts to neighborhood.
Winter 2017
Began partnership with Graves Hospitality and The Landon Group as developers
Fall 2016
Began Peris program design and collaboration framework 
Summer 2016
Began formal collaboration with The Link and C2i.
Began real estate search.
Graves Foundation commits to ten years of services funding (~$3-3.5 million)
Summer 2015- Winter 2016
Conducted service provider and foster youth focus groups
Nov 2015
Commissioned nationwide scan of best practice models for youth aging out of foster care.
Oct 2014
John and Denise Graves Foundation launches.