“Together we are beginning a good life”
The American Indian
Community Housing Organization (AICHO), purchased the
historic YWCA building in downtown Duluth in June 2008.
Through a major renovation, 29
units of permanent supportive housing for families and
Duluth’s first Urban Indian Center was developed.
The 29 housing units consist of four efficiency, five
1-bedroom, eleven 2-bedroom, and nine 3-bedroom homes. The
units target those individuals and families who are
homeless or who are precariously housed and at or below 50%
of the AMI.
• 75% of the units serve families with
• 5 units target survivors of domestic
violence leaving emergency shelters who would otherwise face homelessness or return to an abusive relationship
• 15 units serve long term homeless
families and individuals
• 6 units will target elders or aged persons.
A variety of supportive
services are offered to the residents living at Gimaajii;
however, participation in those services will not be a
requirement of housing. Services offered will include case
management, job training, domestic violence support groups,
and access to medical advocacy.
Gimaajii’s supporters include: