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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Services

Mission: Aeon's mission is to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities. Aeon's vision is that every person has a home and is interconnected within community. An award-winning nonprofit owner, developer and manager of quality affordable housing, Aeon's properties offer affordability to individuals working minimum wage jobs who struggle to pay for housing, food, transportation and health care. Aeon 1) revitalizes neighborhoods by transforming unstable urban sites into thriving, affordable place to live; 2) strengthens residents' housing stability and creates home through its Resident Connections services; and 3) partners to create community assets that provide long-term sustainable solutions to the shortage of quality, affordable housing.

Results: Each year, more than 3,500 individuals and families find home at Aeon 35 properties. Aeon currently offers more than 2,100 apartment and town homes and aims to add 200 affordable apartment homes each year.

Target demographics: Aeon provides high-quality affordable homes to individuals and families, particularly household earning low and moderate incomes and formerly homeless adults and youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2011, more than 600 formerly homeless adults and youth found home and were linked to life changing services. Annually, more than 3,500 benefit from living at an Aeon property.

Geographic areas served: Aeon offers affordable housing options in the Twin Cities metro, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, Chaska and Roseville.

Programs: Rental operations - aeon owns and operates rental properties which provide housing to very low, low and moderate income persons in the minneapolis/saint paul metropolitan area.

housing development - aeon is an award winning non-profit provider of high quality affordable housing to very low, low and moderate income persons in the minneapolis/saint paul metropolitan area. Aeon creates opportunities for individuals and families to have a safe, decent place to call home. As of december 31, 2014, aeon owns and operates 2,160 units of affordable housing provided to very low, low and moderate income families.

property management - aeon management, llc provides property management services to 2,207 apartment homes as of december 31, 2014.

housing services - asset management services provide for the long-term financial viability, physical quality and affordability of aeon's properties. Resident services and engagement support successful residency and build thriving communities. Aeon partners with social service providers to offer supportive housing services to formerly homeless residents in 500+ homes.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 1

Let me tell you all something I live in one of their buildings, and AEON is lying to all of you. I'm about to get evicted because I can't pay my rent. I don't live on the section 8 side either. All they do is threaten you with UD They do not fix things in your Apartment when they are broke. I seriously doubt that they spend the money the Government gives them to do upgrades to the building every year. Their have been over `10 Deaths in the Apartment Building that I live in and I have lived their for 7.5 years. I was on RSDI and they got on me about having to do something productive 25 hours a week. That was a addemum attached to the lease. So went I went to do something Productive I went to MCTC for a semester and a half they made me drop out because I was going to school full time and they said that was interfering with my lease. I then got a part time job because I was on RSDI and now I'm off RSDI because I went over what I could make a month by 80.00 and now I can't pay my rent and other bills. They haven't done nothing but screwed me over. OH and I should tell you there are others who they have screwed over.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

I volunteer with my husband and my daughers. I found this organization online several years ago when I was looking for an opportunity where I could combine my love of cooking with my desire to help others. AEON was absolutely the answer. Several times a year my family along with a few friends purchase, cook and serve to the same AEON property. I love that we are able to serve to the same property every time as we have become very close to the residents. It has been a wonderful experience, and the residents are so humble and thankful. I would HIGHLY recommend this organization to anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity!


Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Aeon when my company participated in a clean-up day around their properties. It was nice to connect with my coworkers in a setting outside of work and get some fresh air while helping others. Then, I helped serve meals at Aeon apartment complexes. I love the Share-A-Meal program because the volunteers and tenants have fun while doing it, and I pick up some cooking tips along the way! I also attended several fundraising events put on by Connect, a young professionals group in alignment with Aeon’s mission. The Connect members get creative in finding ways to support the organization. Finally, I volunteered to teach computer skills at one of the apartments monthly. I realized that it doesn’t seem like much to share a couple hours of my time and some computer know-how that I might take for granted, but it can mean a lot to the residents. In all of these experiences with Aeon, the staff has been incredibly dedicated and resourceful, the residents are thoughtful and appreciative, and I’m proud to be a part of it.


Rating: 5

In 2003 we were introduced to AEON, an organization working to create and sustain affordable housing. This was a mission we both strongly supported. How could anyone hold a job, get a good education, and raise a family without home? We both agreed we must be a part of AEON. We have toured building projects, attended first shovel events, listened to residents' stories, and met the outstanding, dedicated staff. We have introduced AEON to many of our friends and business associates. Many have become active. Our only frustration is not being able to provide more funding. We believe AEON is strengthening individual lives and our community. It deserves your support.
Marsha Gille & Roger Raina
15 South First Street A1419
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1823



Rating: 5

My family and I have volunteered with Aeon for many years. It is such a rewarding experience. We bring our children with us. We serve meals to the same people in the same building. They people have become like family to us. We love to prep and cook and serve and eat and visit with the people who have become friends of ours. It is something we share with our friends. There is a small group of us that plan, buy, make and serve these great people about 5 times a year. The organization is amazing to work with. It is easy yo volunteer and you really feel that they really care about the residents and the volunteers. I really enjoy being able to bring my children. They are always excited to join us. They serve food and sit and talk with the people. The people there are excited to see them grow. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone who is looking for a life changing ongoing volunteer program to work with.