Our mission, vision and value

Our Mission: Eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.

Our Vision: A Twin Cities region where hard-working families can own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, and quality schools.

Our Values
Faith in Action: We are called by God to serve families in need. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds to our mission.

Hope: We provide hope and opportunity for hard working families who seek a safe, decent home.
Community: We bring people from all walks of life together in our work.

Integrity: We honor our commitments and act with fairness, honesty, and respect every day.
Perseverance: We continually strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Since its founding in 1976 in Americus, Georgia, Habitat for Humanity International has helped build or repair more than 800,000 homes around the world. Today more than 4 million people live in safe, decent, affordable Habitat homes. There are more than 1,400 local Habitat affiliates in America and 80 international affiliates.


Global Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Global Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Visit www.habitat.org for more information.

Why is Habitat needed

1 in 3 Americans have housing challenges

The biggest problems are a lack of affordability, overcrowding, unsafe conditions and homelessness. In the Twin Cities metro area, more than half a million people (20% of the population), must spend too much of their income on housing. This percentage is growing faster in Minnesota than in any other state. This creates tremendous instability in our communities, weakens our economy, and even impacts our health and educational success.

Habitat helps families:
  • Provide stability for their children
  • Gain improved health, physical safety, and security
  • Increase educational and job prospects
  • Be engaged in their communities

What Habitat accomplishes


Housing can be the key to so much more for a family
  • Health: Inadequate housing negatively impacts health, especially for kids. After moving into Habitat homes, asthma and allergies are two conditions that dramatically improve in children.
  • Economic prosperity: A healthy housing market attracts businesses that depend on a range of housing options for their employees.
  • Education: Providing stable, healthy housing is one of the most effective ways to help low-income children do better in school. 
  • Transportation: When people can find good, affordable housing near their work it decreases the demands on our transportation system, reducing congestion and commuting costs.
  • Environment: Habitat’s commitment to green building results in energy-efficient homes that are more affordable to maintain. 
For more in-depth information on the impact of Habitat and affordable housing visit Housing Matters!

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Coming out of the housing crisis, too many Twin Cities families didn’t have a safe, decent affordable place to call home. These are the broad strategies we are taking to address this challenge.
  • Concentrating our work in the hardest hit neighborhoods
  • Partnering closely with neighborhood and community members
  • Setting the goal of serving 5,800 families through our core programs
  • Leading the call for affordable housing through our advocacy work
  • Preparing for the future by attracting more volunteer and donors to our mission 

View the full strategic plan

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Where the money goes

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

90% Programs & Services, 7.7% fundraising, 2.3% Administration

Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171