1st AbleLight Village nears completion

Since breaking ground in August 2019, construction has been virtually nonstop at AbleLight Village, a residential development in Victoria, Minnesota, that is a first of its kind.

Once built, this Christian community will offer 52 units of housing – villas and apartment homes – that will integrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with adults of all abilities 55 years and older. Up to 25 percent of AbleLight Village’s units will serve persons with a disability, at a price they can afford, and with easy access to the many amenities and resources that Victoria offers.

AbleLight Village builds on Bethesda’s tradition of providing innovative housing arrangement and support services. Bethesda recently ventured into developing and implementing smart home technology solutions within its homes, to further promote independence among people with disabilities. These tech features will be prominent within AbleLight Village.

AbleLight Village Victoria will open in late summer. From there, the concept will be expanded nationally, fostering independence and empowering choice. To learn more about the project and get the latest updates and details, visit the AbleLight Village Victoria website.

Landscaping work under way, as seen from inside a unit.
Kitchen under construction

On January 10, 2022 Bethesda Lutheran Communities became AbleLight.