The North Loop neighborhood is home to Avivo Village, an indoor community of 100 secure, private dwellings or “tiny houses” created to provide shelter to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
Avivo Village is a dignified, safe, and COVID-aware alternative to outdoor encampments. It is a low-barrier shelter that operates as a transitional housing model, with an emphasis on offering essential services, such as substance use disorder treatment, mental health therapy, medical care, and pathways to overall well-being. There are service providers, case managers, and security services, the latter of which are on site 24/7.
Avivo Village is a two-year pilot project, funded by state, county, and city sources as well as support from foundations and individuals. This includes community development funding the City of Minneapolis approved from the CARES Act.
The North Loop Neighborhood Association has crafted a Good Neighbor Agreement with Avivo Village to help all residents feel safe and secure. You can access that here.