• ASI was incorporated as a non-profit corporation
  • First application for HUD funds submitted
  • $1.1 million approved for construction


  • First groundbreaking
  • Five sites opened

1982 - Stephen Vander Schaaf became Executive Director

1984 - New Beginnings for Brain Injury program added

1986 - First HUD development funded in Greater Minnesota (Hibbing, Minnesota)

1989 - First HUD development funded outside Minnesota (Missoula, Montana)

1990 - Shared Living (Adult Foster Care) established


  • First groundbreaking
  • Five sites opened
  • Nevada Community Enrichment Program began
  • ASI expanded to Montana (Eagle Watch Estates)

1996 - NCEP Receives Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation

1997 - First co-sponsored site opened in California 1998 65th HUD development approved

1999 - First apartment buildings in South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia open


  • First apartment building opens in Arizona
  • First residents celebrate 20 years of ASI services


  • First apartment buildings open in Illinois and Missouri
  • NCEP celebrates 10th anniversary
  • Groundbreaking for first senior housing building in Montana


  • ASI celebrates 25th anniversary
  • First apartment buildings for seniors open in Minnesota and Montana
  • ASI opens first apartment buildings in Alabama, Arkansas, and New Mexico
  • ASI receives funding for first apartment building in Wyoming
  • 100th HUD supportive housing development funded


  • NCEP initiates Life Skills Training Services
  • The Loux Center opens in Las Vegas, Nevada as NCEP’s new location
  • ASI receives funding for first apartment buildings in Colorado and Maine
  • NCEP initiates paratransit evaluations for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada


  • Bostrom Terrace opens in Rochester, Minnesota, named in honor of Maynard Bostrom, one of the original ASI residents and long-time Board Member who now lives in the building
  • 65th HUD development approved


  • Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Providers (MARP) partners with ASI service locations for community service projects
  • ASI preserves its 24/7/365 on-site service model in Minnesota by licensure as a Class F Home Care Provider and the provision of Assisted Living Plus Services


  • ASI completes the transition to Assisted Living Plus services at 18 Minnesota housing locations
  • First ASI apartment building open in Colorado


  • ASI celebrates 30th anniversary
  • ASI opens a record number of apartment buildings (11 with 245 units)
  • First ASI apartment building open in Maine
  • ASI receives funding for first apartment buildings in Oklahoma and Wisconsin

2009 - ASI provides property management at 100th building ASI receives funding for first apartment building in Alaska


  • ASI begins construction on its first Section 1602 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded under the Tax Credit Exchange Program (TCEP)
  • Kay Knutson Apartments opens in Owatonna, Minnesota, named in honor of Kay Knutson, one of the original ASI residents and long-time Board Member


  • ASI's 39th building in Minnesota opened: Nordic Meadow Apartments in Alexandria. It is also ASI's f
  • ASI conducts its first ever mission support luncheon


  • ASI received funding for its last HUD Section 811 development in Freeport, Illinois, its 145th HUD Section 811/Section 202 Development
  • ASI’s Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP) celebrated its 20th Anniversary


  • ASI received Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for developments in Greeley, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ASI’s largest HUD Section 811 development, Blackbird Apartments with 32 units, opened in Kansas City, Kansas
  • ASI assumed management of The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hale Kuha’o in Waipahu, Hawaii
  • ASI opened its first building in Oklahoma, Rock Ridge Apartments in McAlester


  • ASI completed construction on 75 units in Nevada and Illinois
  • ASI Received a 96% average score on HUD's physical inspections of ASI properties
  • ASI received the Richard Blakely Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities


  • First ASI apartment building open in Maine
  • NCEP awarded contract to provide services to veterans with traumatic brain injuries


  • ASI received a Fair Housing Organization Award from the Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing
  • ASI completed construction on 38 units in Great Falls, MT


  • First ASI apartment building for U.S. Veterans, Patriot Place Apartments, opens in Las Vegas
  • NCEP celebrates 25 years


  • ASI celebrates 40th anniversary