American Indian Elder Housing
AICDC is addressing the lack of affordable housing for American Indian elders in Minneapolis with the development of the Bi Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing. The apartment will be 47 1-bedroom units located on two parcels of land on the east and west sides of Bloomington Avenue South. The apartments will be available to seniors 62 years of age and older with an income at or below 50% AMI (Area Median Income). HUD (The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) rental subsidies will will be available to seniors living in at Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing. CommonBond Communities will co-sponsor and manage the project.
The apartments will include an Advantage Center Community Room which will provide program training and computer space and the managment office. Services will include independent living skills, wellness and prevention workshops, health promotion, community information and referalls, and discussion circles. The office will maintain regular hours offering culturally-specific professional service to the residents.
Bi Di Gain Dash Anwebi is one piece of AICDC's goal to enhance and bolster the economic condition of south Minneapolis through quality development and retain the area's historic American Indian presence. AICDC's projects are designed to preserve, rehabilitate and stabilize the neighborhood while meeting the needs of the American Indian community.