Nicollet Square is one of Beacon’s 18 buildings that provide supportive housing to those in need. In addition to affordability, supportive housing means residents have access to support services and advocates right in their building for jobs, education, community connection, health, etc. Nicollet Square has 42 units aimed at young adults transitioning out of homelessness and foster care. Tenants are between the ages 16 and 21. African Americans and American Indians are over-represented in the state’s homeless population. Signs noting that “people live above” remind people that this is a residential building as much of the ground floor hosts businesses.