A new home for Exodus

After 25 years at its current location in downtown Minneapolis, Exodus Residence will soon more than double the number of rooms available to people experiencing homeless at its new home in Elliot Park. The newly renovated building will help people who are chronically homeless, including veterans and those in recuperative care.

What is being called “Exodus 2.0” for now, will also be the new home for our administrative and shared services staff, our Aging and Disability Services, a Health Care for the Homeless Clinic operated by the county and permanent housing and recuperative care beds for 203 men and women who need housing stability, many of whom are older and medically frail, including many veterans. We answer some frequently asked questions here.

Check back on this page often for updates, photos, blue prints, milestones and other ways to get involved!

Fast Facts


  • 1992

    St. Olaf pastor Monsignor Francis Fleming purchased the Mahala Fisk Pillsbury Club building behind the church on Second Avenue.

  • 1997

    Refurbishing Project involving more than 100 volunteers clean, strip floors and paint 93 rooms.

  • 1999

    Assisi on 9th Park created. Residents take great care in upkeep and planting of flowers.

  • 2006

    Exodus Hotel and Residential Structured Housing merge to become one program with a new name: Exodus Residence.

  • December, 2020

    In the midst of a statewide housing crisis, Catholic Charities purchases the new home to Exodus 2.0 building at 1007 E 14th St in the Elliot Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, providing urgently needed homes to 203 people who need housing stability, many of whom are older and medically frail, including many veterans.

  • Spring 2021

    After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on Exodus 2.0 begins to renovate the existing building to serve future residents and host Catholic Charities administrative staff.

  • Spring/Summer 2022

    Renovations at Catholic Charities at Elliot Park are nearly complete and we expect to welcome residents and staff starting in May!

Construction Progress

Media Archive

Finance and Commerce: Catholic Charities purchases Augustana Care Center
Finance and Commerce: Catholic Charities plans permanent housing
MPR News: Catholic Charities to expand housing for homeless in Minneapolis
StarTribune: Catholic Charities announces new $65M housing project in downtown Minneapolis
StarTribune Editorials: More help for those without homes
Dan Collison YouTube: “Exodus 2” Excerpt from “Poverty for No One. Opportunity for Everyone.” Short Documentary


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