The design was an addition to a project that provides inebriate housing for the American Indian population by LHB. The project type was the first of its kind and DJR’s role was to provide housing for clients of the inebriate housing program that have gained sobriety and shown significant progress in regaining contributions to society. Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin allows for more independence and privacy while still creating a community and supporting environment. The project includes 32 single occupant units, meeting spaces, a link to the original building and meditative site developments.
DJR developed in partnership with the American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) and Project for Pride in Living (PPL) an affordable housing project on an existing site in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. The project was awarded the LCDA-TOD Grant Award (Livable Communities Demonstration Account- Transit Oriented Development) from the city of Minneapolis because it is within walking distance of the Franklin LRT Station.