Existing at or near the poverty level is precarious; and trying to navigate varying program qualifications can be overwhelming. If you earn over the designated low-income levels, you risk no longer qualifying for assistance, which can include subsidized housing. Yet, it takes time to become stable enough to afford and maintain even the most modest market rental rates; as well as obtain simple household items, a modicum of furnishings, daycare, transportation, etc. While working on the ground with leaders and organizers, speaking with government officials, and navigating resources, we recognized large sections of populations being underserved by current systems.
Fresh Start Twin Cities was founded in November of 2020 with a vision to help bridge this transition out of poverty in Minneapolis. Our mission is “to cultivate culturally competent paths to personal growth and development for those who are unsheltered or at risk of becoming unsheltered through affordable housing, continued trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and community support opportunities.”
Fresh Start Twin Cities is proud to be fiscally sponsored by Propel Nonprofits, a 501(c)(3) based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.