NEWSBRIEF: Inver Grove Heights housing project awarded grant

Cahill Place Apartments in Inver Grove Heights was awarded $565,000 toward 40 new, permanent supportive housing apartments. The Metropolitan Council awarded this grant. Some of the 40 apartments will be set-aside for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless.

The Metropolitan Council, on Nov. 15, approved $2.5 million in Livable Communities fund awards to seven affordable housing developments in the metro area. The grants will help create and preserve more than 250 affordable homes and leverage $82 million in other public and private investment. 

Council officials said these projects help close the massive gap between the region’s need for affordable housing and the supply of affordable housing. They also support the Council’s efforts to encourage and invest in a variety of housing choices to serve an increasingly diverse population and viable options for low- and very-low income families.

“The best way to lift up our communities is to ensure that all residents, all families have the security of a home that’s safe and affordable, where they and their loved ones can thrive and prosper,” said Council Chair Alene Tchourumoff. “It’s the smartest investment we can make in the places where we live and the region we call home.”

The grants also support opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Cahill Place apartments, which will be located at 6070 Cahill Avenue, will be set on property currently owned by River Heights Vineyard Church. The Inver Grove Heights City Council approved a series of resolutions May 29 that will allow for the new affordable housing apartment.

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