SAHI Announces Plan to Build a Home for Disabled Veteran

May 1, 2015

Shoreview Area Housing Initiative (SAHI) and its veteran housing arm, Housing Our Heroes MN, announced they will build a home in Shoreview, Minn. for a disabled veteran.

The home will be a unique example of community engagement, energy resilience and workforce development coming together to house a soldier who was injured while serving our country, and his family.

Several local companies are contributing significant in-kind construction services, led by McGough Construction and Bolander & Sons.

The home will be extremely energy efficient, utilizing both geothermal heat pumps and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). Less than 5 percent of homes are built to this level of energy efficiency.

St. Paul College’s carpentry class will be held on site for the entire 2015-16 academic year. The college’s cabinet making class will make all kitchen and bathroom cabinets. This work dramatically lowers construction costs, while also providing hands-on job development skills and real-world career experience.