Lutherans in the Twin Cities

Lake Nokomis Lutheran supports senior housing

Rev Drew Flathmann, senior minister, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church; Allison Johnson, congregational partnership organizer, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative; and Kat Vann, member of Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church attended the grand opening of Riverview Apartments. Riverview provides affordable housing for seniors and is co-owned by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and CommonBond Communities. It was developed by the two organizations with Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church and Minnehaha United Methodist Church. Photo provided by Beacon Interfaith

Riverview Apartments, 5360 Riverview Road, with 42 units of essential, affordable housing for seniors in the Nokomis East neighborhood of Minneapolis, is now open. It is three blocks from a light rail transit station and within walking distance of local businesses.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative (formerly PORTICO Interfaith Housing Collaborative) and CommonBond Communities, nonprofit housing providers, developed Riverview in partnership with Minnehaha United Methodist Church and Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church (ELCA), both in Minneapolis. The congregations led initial community support for the $8 million project, which was awarded $6 million in Housing and Urban Development funding, the first such investment in Minneapolis since 2002.

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