AHS Purchases 322. S Duluth

August 8, 2011

duluth_heights.jpgContinuing its mission to create innovative housing solutions for people with lmited resources, Affordable Housing Solutions has purchased the property at 322 S. Duluth Avenue in Sioux Falls. Located just south of 11th Street and only two blocks from Minnesota Avenue, the 11-unit apartment building is close to public transportation, restaurants, and downtown Sioux Falls.

Purchase of the property was supported by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, the City of Sioux Falls, and Great Western Bank. Affordable Housing Solutions will conduct an extensive rehab of the interior, but will maintain the basic 11-unit floor plan. One unit will be set aside for tenants with disabilities, and several forward-thinking green energy solutions are being considered.

"I'm excited about adding this property to our portfolio," said Shireen Ranshau, Executive Director of Affordable Housing Solutions. "The building has been empty for awhile, and, although it doesn't look like much now, it is structurally sound and has a lot of potential. Demolition of the interior will be completed this fall and we hope to have things move-in ready by about this time next year."

With its new name—Duluth Heights—a new interior, and bright new future, this building will soon, and for generations to come, provide a safe place for families to call home.