Why We Advocate


In addition to building and preserving safe, quality, and affordable homes, Twin Cities Habitat's Advocacy Program advocates for funding, policy, and systems change. While Twin Cities Habitat has an enormous and profound impact when partnering with families, the need for affordable housing is much bigger than we can solve by our programs alone.

On any given day in Minnesota:

  • 14,000+ Minnesotans are homeless.
  • 600,000+ families pay more than they can afford for housing.
  • Almost half of homeless Minnesotans are babies, children, or young adults.
  • Homeless rates have more than tripled over the past 20 years.

To achieve our mission and multiply our impact, we invite you to become a Housing Hero, raise your hammer AND your voice to spread the word that everyone needs a place they can afford to call home.

Sign up for our Housing Hero email list to receive important updates and opportunities to take action! 

$20 Million to Make Homes Happen in Minneapolis!

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is yet again joining forces with over 25 local organizations to advocate for $20 Million for stable and affordable homes in Minneapolis!


Over 60,000 Minneapolis residents pay more than they can afford towards housing! Affordable housing means families can focus on employment, education, and healthcare. Check out more reasons why Minneapolis needs stable and affordable homes here.

What Can I Do?  Sign our virtual postcard to show your Minneapolis Council Member your support for $20 Million to #MakeHomesHappenMPLS!


Make Homes Happen Minneapolis!

Sign our virtual postcard to show your Council Member your support for $20 million for stable and affordable homes in Minneapolis!



Housing Heros at the Capitol in 2015!

CollageYou, along with thousands of advocates from over 170 organizations in the Homes for All alliance, made sure your voices were heard as part of this 2015 legislative session.

The final HHS bill included a $9 million increase for housing and services for the Homeless Youth Act, emergency shelter, long-term homeless supportive services and more. As a result of your dedication, Homes for All secured a $25.5 million boost in new funding for housing and homeless services!

  • Minnesota Housing funding for targeted programs included $6.5 million in new funds, plus $10 million in bonding for housing. 

This was a challenging session. At times housing programs were facing serious cuts and harmful policy changes. But you stepped up like true Housing Heroes to ensure we have the funds needed to continue to stabilize families, help kids succeed in schools, and strengthen our communities.

Thank you for working so hard this session. We're so grateful you are a part of this team!