Clare Housing breaks ground on Clare Terrace in Robbinsdale — 

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Clare Housing staff members and supporters gathered at the corner of 36th Ave N and France Ave N in Robbinsdale, MN to celebrate the ground breaking for Clare Terrace, our latest development.

Planned to open in October 2015, Clare Terrace will offer 36 units of affordable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. The supportive housing that residents will receive at Clare Terrace will ensure that they are able to take their medications and work their way back to health.

This type of support is a critical link in ending the HIV epidemic. Research has shown that people in programs like this are able to successfully reduce their viral loads, engagement in high-risk behavior, and subsequently the likelihood of the spread of HIV.

A number of supporters and leaders from Robbinsdale and around the metro area helped us celebrate the event including:

  • Commissioner Mary Tingerthal, Minnesota Housing
  • Councilperson Gary Cunningham, Metropolitan Council
  • Commissioner Mike Opat, Hennepin County
  • Councilperson Pat Backen, City of Robbinsdale
  • Benjamin Osborn, HUD/HOPWA
  • Erick Maki, Bremer Bank
  • George Stone, Corporation of Supportive Housing

The event was covered by Channel 12 News, and you can watch the video here: