Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes

Housing First Minnesota is proud to present the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes. We’ve had over 70 years of experience presenting the nation’s largest Parade of Homes tours. And, for the last 25 years, we’ve opened five or six extraordinary homes (our Dream Homes) in every tour which benefit our Housing First Minnesota Foundation with a $5 admission at the door. Now, our Dream Home builders have asked us to give them another opportunity to show you their work and to help our Foundation even more.

You’ll get to tour new homes designed and constructed by our most exceptional homebuilders, and amazing remodeled homes by the region’s top remodelers. Whether new or remodeled, these are all incredible residences that truly combine artistic vision with master craftsmanship, and do it perfectly.

Proceeds from each year’s tour benefit the Housing First Minnesota Foundation, please see below.


Housing First Minnesota

Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. Housing First Minnesota represents 1,000 builders, remodelers, developers, and industry suppliers in the region, with a mission to help its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy, and industry connections.

You know us best as the Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase. We attract over a hundred thousand visitors each tour to see and experience the latest in new homes and remodeling and to meet the professional builders and remodelers who help make the Twin Cities one of the most desirable metro areas in the nation.

Housing First Minnesota is also widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. Our goal is to make sure those who enact laws and set regulations are fully educated on the impacts of those policies — and not just on the many businesses that build and remodel, but most importantly, on the families that need quality, healthy, affordable housing in the region.

Minnesota’s Green Path is one of Housing First Minnesota’s programs designed to aid homebuyers and homeowners in choosing the right home or remodeling services for their needs. Every Green Path home is tested by independent RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) raters. The homes are then awarded a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score and a Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR). The HPR will help homeowners understand the expected energy use of their homes. Additionally, both new homes and remodeling projects can be green certified for homeowners who choose a higher level of green. More than 20,000 homes have been Green Path energy tested.


Housing First Minnesota Foundation

The charitable arm of Housing First Minnesota, the Housing First Minnesota Foundation taps the talents and resources of the association’s member builders, remodelers, suppliers, and others to support our communities. They build homes and provide remodeling and repair in order to provide safe, quality, affordable housing for those in need. With dedicated volunteers offering their time and talents, generous financial support, and support from the public when they visit Artisan Homes, Dream Homes, and Dream Remodeled Homes, they continue to build futures through housing.

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