Project status: Complete, opened 2012

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizyann

Duluth, MN

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizyann (“Together we are beginning a good life”) is a community center with 29 units of permanent supportive housing for Native American families and individuals located in downtown Duluth, MN.

Residents live on Gimaajii’s upper floors, and on the lower level is American Indian Community Housing Organization, or AICHO, which operates the Gimaajii Gathering Place. It includes 13 office and community meeting spaces, a gymnasium, an art gallery, and the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center.

Gimaajii utilizes the “housing first” model. On-site services include assessment, advocacy, limited case management, and limited programming.  Case management and mental health services are provided through a partnership with White Earth Mental Health.

Gimaajii also provides a place for people who have a common history and culture to come together, to learn from others, and to share that culture with others. In the traditional manner of respecting elders, life-long learning is encouraged throughout the Gimaajii.


Lead Service Provider:  AICHO

Property Manager: AICHO

Developer: AICHO

Architect: LHB


29 units of permanent supportive housing on upper level

13 office and community meeting spaces on ground level

American Indian Center for all residents and community members

Rooftop gardens available to the entire community