First Homes Properties

A nonprofit organization

1 donor

7% complete

$3,000 Goal

For over 23 years, First Homes has made a difference by increasing access to home ownership for community sustainability in SE MN.

First Homes program has partnered with its parent organization the Rochester Area Foundation to make the dream of home ownership attainable for working families through:

  • Down payment assistance
  • Rehabilitation of foreclosed/blighted homes
  • New construction
  • Community Land Trust

Home ownership brings substantial social benefits to families and communities.  Stable and secure housing has been proven to positively impact areas such as:

  •    Educational achievement
  •    Health benefits
  •    Crime rates
  •    Public assistance
  •    Property maintenance
  •    Social well-being

Projected population growth for our area will drive a need for additional homes.  First Homes is committed to meeting that need with your help. There are currently 235 homes in the Community Land Trust, supporting affordable housing for area families.  First Homes serves the following communities: 

  • Rochester
  • Byron
  • Chatfield
  • Dover
  • Grand Meadow
  • Hayfield
  • Kasson
  • Pine Island
  • Plainview
  • Spring Valley
  • St. Charles

A gift today will help more families realize their dream of home ownership!

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Organization name

First Homes Properties

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family Community


12 Elton Hills Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901


507 424 2412