CHUM

Grantee Year: 
2015
City: 
Duluth
State: 
Minnesota

With the completion of the Steve O’Neil Apartments and the Lincoln Park School Apartments, which together provide 94 units of affordable housing for homeless and low-income families, the highest priority housing need in Duluth has shifted to individuals with multiple barriers to stable housing (commonly called the “hardest to house” (HTH)). We propose to organize a strategy team, made up primarily of people who fit this description, to engage developers, funders, city government, and affordable housing agencies in developing a solution with the HTH, not for them. We know that this approach will create a more equitable, creative and inclusive solution than would be possible with their continued exclusion and marginalization.