Families First

Model Cities has been an active participant in revitalizing and strengthening St. Paul by offering supportive housing to families experiencing homelessness for 28 years. Our first multi-family development for our Supportive Housing Program, Families First, was completed in 1992 at 515 Dale Street. Since then, we have acquired and constructed 32 additional units in five multi-family apartment buildings.

Families First Supportive Housing Program provides safe, affordable, permanent supportive housing for single-parent families who meet the HUD definition of homelessness. This includes at least one family member with a documented disability.

515 North Dale

This building was purchased and rehabbed in 1992 and received a face lift in 2003. This location is a five-unit building consisting of two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. The basement includes a laundry facility, two computer labs, and a large meeting room with kitchen facilities. A rehab project in 2017-18 included kitchen upgrades, a new roof, and improvements to a community room.


833 University

This town-home style building boasts balconies for each of the six units. One unit is handicap accessible and is located on the first level with a walk-out patio. The building was newly constructed in 2005 and includes three two-bedroom units and three three-bedroom units. The laundry room is on the first level along with a computer lab.


914 Thomas

This 10-unit building was originally rehabbed in 2003. It consists of nine two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit. On site are laundry facilities, a computer lab, and a meeting room for residential functions. The 2017-18 rehab project included site improvements, upgraded kitchens, and a new roof.


Contact Property Management:

Property/Facilities Manager
(651) 632-8354