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Running for Home

Posted at 10:30 AM on July 29, 2021

Guest Blog by Pam Johnson and Blake MacKenzie

It takes a lot of motivation and dedication to be a runner—especially when you...

Habitat’s Support of MN's Coronavirus Housing Assistance Program

Posted at 9:30 AM on July 27, 2021

The pandemic reminded us all of the importance of home. It’s where we spent all our time and the one place where we could feel...

On a Mission, Together

Posted at 10:30 AM on July 21, 2021

Imagine, for a moment, the sounds of a Habitat construction site. Hammers striking nails. Table saws whirring. Celebratory...

ReStore Recap: We have a winner!

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 19, 2021

As the season heats up, cool down with the latest ReStore Recap! Learn how to refurbish furniture in need of new life, DIY...

Habitat Home Celebrations: A Home Is Reading [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:15 AM on July 15, 2021

For the past year, Habitat Home Celebrations have been on hold, but this hasn't stopped us from celebrating the amazing...

Advocacy Update: State Legislative Wins for Homeownership

Posted at 3:16 PM on July 12, 2021

The Minnesota state legislature adjourned its special session on July 7, and Habitat is thrilled to see a number of our main...

What Bethany's Habitat Home has meant to her and her family

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 8, 2021

Over the past few months, we asked Habitat Homeowners to share what their home has meant to them during COVID-19 as part of...

Race & Housing: Bias in Real Estate

Posted at 4:00 PM on July 6, 2021

From the outside, buying a home can sometimes look easier than it is. In theory, it’s straightforward enough – provide the...

The Feeling That's Kept Dawn Volunteering at Habitat for 20 Years [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:00 AM on July 2, 2021

Not a lot has changed about volunteering since Dawn first joined Habitat for Humanity – but you could say a lot has changed...

Introducing Three New Site Supervisors!

Posted at 2:15 PM on June 28, 2021

Site Supervisors are extremely fundamental to Twin Cities Habitat's mission. We truly could not operate and further affordable...

Celebrating Pride—and the Ongoing Fight for Equity

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 25, 2021

The fight for a more equitable and just world takes many forms. During the last year, we’ve witnessed a global movement for...

What to Do When You’re Ready to Sell Your Habitat Home

Posted at 11:30 AM on June 23, 2021

Guest blog by Jesse Lindsey, Homeownership Preservation Assistant

Homeownership is a fundamental part of building strong...

Building a Home: What to Expect at Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Sites [VIDEO]

Posted at 3:00 PM on June 21, 2021

Welcome back, volunteers! As of late June 2021, all of us at Habitat are thrilled to welcome back volunteers in full force....

Celebrating Juneteenth: An Interview with Lee Jordan [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 19, 2021

Co-authored by Shoreé Ingram, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer, and Kaitlyn Dormer,...

Welcome Back Volunteers!

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 17, 2021

Since pausing most volunteering opportunities in 2020, small teams of regular crew volunteers have continued our work...

Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Murakami

Posted at 2:30 PM on June 14, 2021

June 2021 Update: Judy Murakami celebrated her volunteer retirement this month after coordinating the Holy Hammers faith...

ReStore Recap: Donor Spotlights and DIY Projects Galore!

Posted at 2:00 PM on June 11, 2021

As the season heats up, cool down with the latest ReStore Recap! Learn how to refurbish furniture in need of new life, DIY...

Habitat’s Proactive Approach to Mortgage Flexibility During COVID-19

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 9, 2021

Many Habitat homeowners have been working the front lines of this pandemic. They are healthcare workers, janitors, delivery...

Why Julia loves telling her story of becoming a Habitat homeowner

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 4, 2021

Julia had just finished pulling weeds in the yard of her Habitat home in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Sitting...

Join Jordan Month of Kindness!

Posted at 3:15 PM on June 1, 2021

For the last five years, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) have hosted Jordan Week of...

Interested in Habitat Homeownership? Join an Info Session every Wednesday

Posted at 2:00 PM on May 27, 2021

Have you been considering buying a home with Habitat, but you're not sure where to start? Join us at an upcoming Habitat...

Habitat's Impact on Me and My Time as an Advocacy Intern

Posted at 4:00 PM on May 24, 2021

Guest Blog by Alijhen Rosado, Advocacy Intern

I had the pleasure of interning with the Policy and Advocacy team at Twin Cities...

What to Expect from Your First Financial Coaching Session

Posted at 3:22 PM on May 17, 2021

When you think you might be ready to buy your first home, who do you talk to first? Before going to a loan officer or a...

Why Preserving Homeownership is a Racial Justice Issue

Posted at 1:21 PM on May 14, 2021

Guest Blog by Mike Robertson, A Brush with Kindness Program Manager

Celebrations Around the Closing Table

Posted at 2:00 PM on May 13, 2021

Buying your first home is such a big deal. There are so many emotions when you are handed the keys and your journey as a new...

How Financial Coaching Makes It Easier to Get Mortgage-Ready

Posted at 11:11 AM on May 10, 2021

The path to homeownership can seem intimidating without a guide. Do you know you want to buy a home but aren't sure if you're...

Get Some Sun & DIY With This New ReStore Recap!

Posted at 10:30 AM on May 7, 2021

Warmer weather means it’s a great time to get outside. Are you looking for some fun outdoor DIY projects? Take a look at our...

My Habitat Virtual Hill Day Experience

Posted at 1:00 PM on May 6, 2021

Guest Blog by Kevin White

Marilyn Shares How the Northwest Regulars Have Helped Her Learn and Grow

Posted at 10:30 AM on May 4, 2021

On Monday, April 5, Twin Cities Habitat celebrated the return of our regular crew volunteers! After a few months away due to...

Virtual Hard Hat was the best sLumber Party of the year!

Posted at 3:30 PM on April 30, 2021

This past Saturday, Twin Cities Habitat's Hard Hat & Black Tie Virtual Gala turned out to be the best sLumber Party of the...

Sustainably Building Community: Partners Wanted

Posted at 10:30 AM on April 29, 2021

How do we build wealth in communities we haven’t invested in for generations?

“It’s got to be sustainable,” says Sammy, the...

Advocacy Priority Deep Dive: Supporting the Challenge Program

Posted at 2:57 PM on April 27, 2021

Each year, Habitat supporters from across Minnesota come together to ask our state lawmakers to prioritize affordable...

The Importance of Senior Independence

Posted at 11:30 AM on April 23, 2021

As you get older, you may become more dependent on others. But your independence as a senior doesn't have to be defined by...

A Breath of Relief - Statement from Chris Coleman

Posted at 4:36 PM on April 20, 2021

All Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity locations are closed for the remainder of today, April 20 and all of tomorrow, April 21...

Virtual Hard Hat & Black Tie FAQs

Posted at 2:00 PM on April 19, 2021

Are you ready to create homes from the comfort of yours? Our (virtual) Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is coming up on Saturday,...

It's National Volunteer Recognition Week!

Posted at 9:20 AM on April 19, 2021

Guest blog by Brady Tongen, Volunteer Coordinator and AmeriCorps Service Member

Each year, nonprofits and communities...

Corps Week 2021 Provides a Chance to Serve the Twin Cities

Posted at 3:52 PM on April 16, 2021

Every spring, AmeriCorps cohorts across the country spend a week performing service projects away from their host sites....

Spring Cleaning Your Estate Plans with FreeWill

Posted at 3:55 PM on April 15, 2021

Guest blog by Laura Tanner, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

Minneapolis Zoning: Some Positives, but More Changes Needed

Posted at 11:15 AM on April 14, 2021

Racial equity and anti-racism are embedded in our mission, vision, and values. We strive to learn from our national and local...

Premier Auction: Bid High at the Virtual Gala!

Posted at 2:51 PM on April 13, 2021

The best virtual party of the year is just around the corner! Clear your calendar on Saturday, April 24 and join us at 7:00...

Join the Best Virtual Party of the Year!

Posted at 4:21 PM on April 5, 2021

April in Minnesota has arrived, which means that all of us at Twin Cities Habitat are gearing up for the BEST party of the...

Let's Begin a New Season of Home Improvement [ReStore Recap]

Posted at 2:45 PM on April 2, 2021

ReStore has been busy now that Spring is here! Continue to donate items that still have value, and stop by to pick up...

How Much Does it Cost to Age in Place?

Posted at 8:00 AM on March 31, 2021

When weighing senior living options, cost is one of the first questions on many lists. "How much will I spend on assisted...

What's a Real Estate Comp List, and How Can It Help First-Time Homebuyers?

Posted at 10:35 AM on March 29, 2021

When you buy a home, how do you know what's a fair price? A home inspection can tell you if there are structural issues and a...

CEO Chris Coleman Reflects on the Pandemic Year

Posted at 10:30 AM on March 25, 2021

One year ago, I spent a good portion of my Saint Patrick’s Day in the Atlanta airport. It is not the place that any proud...

Former AmeriCorps Members Share Office Experiences

Posted at 10:00 AM on March 25, 2021

Have you ever wanted to know more about how our AmeriCorps office positions can help you meet your career goals? Twin Cities...

How TruePath Mortgage Increases Homeownership Opportunities

Posted at 3:03 PM on March 23, 2021

The path to homeownership is full of obstacles. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity helps make those obstacles easier to...

Race and Housing Series: Housing and Heart Health

Posted at 2:00 PM on March 22, 2021

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive...

Paycheck to Payments: Budgeting a Monthly Mortgage Based on Income

Posted at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2021

Before you buy a new home, the first thing you should do is determine what you can afford. Experts recommend that you spend no...

Selling Back a Habitat Home for the Next Generation

Posted at 2:00 PM on March 18, 2021

Buying a home with Habitat is transformative for a family in many ways. But every homeowner’s journey is unique. Some Habitat...

The Questions Your Realtor Can't Answer and Why

Posted at 3:03 PM on March 17, 2021

When you're looking at homes, you want a REALTOR® who can help you make the right choice. But there are certain kinds of...

When Buying a Home, Don't Forget the Roof Inspection

Posted at 10:45 AM on March 16, 2021

To land their dream home in today’s ultra-competitive real estate market, buyers are making unexpected compromises. Making...

Advocacy Update: State Legislative Session Progress

Posted at 4:09 PM on March 12, 2021

The Minnesota State Legislature kicked off its 2021 session on January 5. While many legislative meetings, committee hearings,...

Welcome Aboard! Introducing Seven New Habitat Board Members

Posted at 12:48 PM on March 11, 2021

Originally published November 20, 2020. Updated to reflect additional new board members and a new Executive Committee.

The...

New Skills and Experiences Make for a Meaningful AmeriCorps Experience

Posted at 10:00 AM on March 10, 2021

Guest blog by Avery Pelletier, Construction Volunteer Facilitator and AmeriCorps Service Member

Donate Your Car to Habitat’s Cars for Homes Program!

Posted at 10:38 AM on March 9, 2021

Do you have a car you’re ready to get rid of? Consider making a Cars for Homes™ vehicle donation to benefit Twin Cities...

Virtual International Women Build Week 2021

Posted at 11:03 AM on March 8, 2021

Guest blog by Shelby Schmidt, Senior Engagement Associate

Monday marks the kick-off of Habitat for Humanity’s International...

Getting the Documents You Need to Apply for Habitat Homeownership

Posted at 9:00 AM on March 5, 2021

If you're eligible for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Financial Coaching Program, you will still need to submit your...

Advocate for Affordable Homeownership at Virtual Hill Day

Posted at 3:02 PM on March 4, 2021

The Twin Cities Habitat Advocacy Team is excited to invite you to attend Virtual Hill Day in just a couple months! Since the...

The Definition of a First-Time Homebuyer is Broader Than You Think

Posted at 11:00 AM on March 2, 2021

If you’ve owned a home before, you might not consider yourself a first-time homebuyer. But don’t pass by those first-time...

Aging in Place Options Beyond "Stay at Home" or "Move"

Posted at 12:00 PM on March 1, 2021

There comes a time when all of us need to decide whether to stay at home or move to a more suitable place. It's not an easy...

The JCRC Regular Crew Brings Many Together in Service

Posted at 9:00 AM on February 26, 2021

As the coordinator of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) regular crew for Twin Cities Habitat, Mike Frisch has...

ReStore Recap: Your Questions, Answered!

Posted at 8:31 AM on February 25, 2021

If you have questions about the ReStore, take a look at this Recap, since we'll be answering a lot of them! You'll also find a...

When can a home be considered affordable?

Posted at 8:18 AM on February 23, 2021

Across the housing industry, and within our own homeownership program, the rule of 30% has long been the standard in...

Advocacy Update: Prioritizing Homeownership at the Federal Level

Posted at 5:03 PM on February 22, 2021

Each year, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity heads to Washington, DC for Habitat on the Hill, a federal advocacy conference...

6 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score Before Your First Home Mortgage

Posted at 10:00 AM on February 18, 2021

Whether you’re actively searching or simply thinking about starting to look for a home, you can put this time to good use by...

A Brush With Kindness Can Ease a Burden During a Difficult Time

Posted at 10:00 AM on February 17, 2021

Amber and her children moved into their house in 2006. Her home was wonderful, but over time certain repairs came to be too...

The 4 Main Reasons Seniors Leave Their Homes Before They Really Need To

Posted at 11:30 AM on February 16, 2021

At some point in life, seniors realize they have a decision to make: "Can I stay at home instead of moving?" It could be due...

Dear Valentine, we really dig you!

Posted at 8:34 AM on February 14, 2021

Guest blog by Shelby Schmidt, Senior Engagement Associate

Over the last two weeks, you all have shown some love to Habitat and...

What to Expect from the Twin Cities Housing Market in 2021

Posted at 1:30 PM on February 12, 2021

2020 was challenging, to say the least, and the Twin Cities housing market changed rapidly to keep up. While the world...

Appraisals: A Question for Realtors

Posted at 12:15 PM on February 11, 2021

Guest Blog by Jen LaCroix, Community Loan Officer

Appraisals tend to spark differing and strong opinions; ask any Realtor® or...

Allowance Donations Make a Huge Impact

Posted at 11:30 AM on February 10, 2021

Throughout January, Twin Cities Habitat showered gratitude on all the amazing supporters and donors who make our mission...

Rewarding Repairs: Volunteers Face Challenges With a Smile

Posted at 10:00 AM on February 9, 2021

The A Brush With Kindness regular crew is known as the "ARegs." The crew does a variety of work for homeowners looking for...

I'm a big fan of yours—we [heart] ReStore!

Posted at 8:43 AM on February 8, 2021

Guest blog by Molly Boland, Engagement Associate Sean Koebele, Volunteer and Donor Engagement Manager

This week, we’re...

What is the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance?

Posted at 1:00 PM on February 5, 2021

Guest Blog by Allie Gaddis, Strategy and Impact Manager

“We all do better when we all do better” is a phrase we heard over and...

Here's what Winter Warriors have been up to while you were away

Posted at 10:02 AM on February 4, 2021

Guest Blog by Jake Kirchgessner, Director of Field Operations, with many contributions from Site Staff and AmeriCorps Members 

A Reflection on A Brush With Kindness' Work in 2020

Posted at 3:00 PM on February 3, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, A Brush With Kindness has continued to do health and safety repairs and exterior painting for...

Home Modifications for Seniors to Make Aging in Place Simpler

Posted at 9:15 AM on February 2, 2021

Safety is one of the main reasons seniors move out of their houses. If you or a loved one are among the 90% of people who want...

Was it Love at First Site?

Posted at 9:11 AM on February 1, 2021

Guest blog by Jackie Peak, Senior Engagement Associate

Think back to the first moment you stepped on a Habitat construction...

Why Does Giving Feel So Good?

Posted at 8:00 AM on January 27, 2021

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission...

Ashley's Work with Age Well at Home Helps Keep Clients Safe

Posted at 2:30 PM on January 26, 2021

Though the program is only a couple of years old, Age Well at Home™ (formerly Age in Place) has already made an incredible...

9 Home Inspection Issues That Can Be Deal-Breakers

Posted at 3:48 PM on January 25, 2021

Before buying a house, every person needs to have a home inspection. The professional who looks over the house will likely...

When is Aging in Place Right for You or Your Loved One?

Posted at 11:00 AM on January 22, 2021

The decision to live at home as an older adult can be a difficult one for loved ones, caretakers, and most of all, seniors...

Karen and David Bring Family and Friends Together for Home Sponsorship

Posted at 4:29 PM on January 21, 2021

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission...

Mapping Disinvestment & Displacement: A Conversation with Dr. Brittany Lewis

Posted at 8:30 AM on January 20, 2021

This blog is part of our Race & Housing series. Click here to learn more about this series and why it's important.

If you...

Celebrating Women Build 2020 [VIDEO]

Posted at 1:00 PM on January 19, 2021

Guest blog by Shelby Schmidt, Senior Engagement Associate 

WOW, we made it! With 2020 behind us, it’s time to celebrate the...

Service is Our Antidote to Hopelessness

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 18, 2021

Guest blog by Maddie Christy, Construction Volunteer Facilitator and AmeriCorps Service Member 

Following my sophomore year of...

A Message from Habitat Board Chair John Walbrun

Posted at 2:04 PM on January 15, 2021

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission...

Partnering to Support North Minneapolis Businesses

Posted at 3:24 PM on January 14, 2021

Small business owners can be the lifeblood of a community, but 2020 was particularly challenging for this group. That’s why...

Angel Recounts the Many Benefits of Her Habitat Home

Posted at 11:42 AM on January 7, 2021

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission...

The Best Technologies to Make Aging in Place Easy for Anyone

Posted at 1:17 PM on January 5, 2021

When staying at home longer, seniors often look for ways to make life easier in the space they have. Modern technology is one...

ReStore Recap: New Year, New Hours!

Posted at 12:00 PM on January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! We are happy to see 2020 wrap and look forward to a hopefully better, brighter 2021. ReStore Recap is here to...

Repaired Walls and a New Kitchen Table Make Charles' Life Easier

Posted at 8:39 AM on December 31, 2020

As you get older and retire, you’ll likely spend more time in your home than you did previously. This is certainly the case...

Habitat's Top Ten Stories of 2020

Posted at 12:49 PM on December 29, 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, it might be tempting to close the book on this turbulent year and not look back. But when we...

Giving Strategies as 2020 Comes to a Close

Posted at 9:00 AM on December 23, 2020

Guest blog by Laura Tanner, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer 

Home is more important now than ever before. Think about...

The Health Implications of Moving as a Senior

Posted at 9:00 AM on December 22, 2020

Moving from your home can be an arduous process for anyone. For seniors, moving can affect physical, mental, and emotional...

'Third Act' Regular Crew Provides Activity and Purpose

Posted at 2:28 PM on December 21, 2020

Barry Mason has long been a dedicated volunteer at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Sharon, first got...

12 Ways to Celebrate Your Home this Holiday Season

Posted at 9:00 AM on December 18, 2020

Through all the challenges that 2020 dished out, it’s clear that home has never been more important.

Our homes have become our...

Advocacy Update: Housing on the Local Level

Posted at 5:19 PM on December 16, 2020

The air is getting crisp, snow is beginning to fall, and loved ones prepare to hunker down for the winter. That must mean ‘tis...

Age Well at Home: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's Age in Place Program

Posted at 1:56 PM on December 14, 2020

Every adult should have the right to live independently, even as they age. That's the basis of Age Well at HomeTM (formerly...

The Journey from AmeriCorps to Business Engagement Director

Posted at 11:00 AM on December 10, 2020

Have you been wondering how a service term with AmeriCorps could help your career? We spoke with Heather Englander, a Twin...

A Brush with Kindness Makes David's Home More Accessible

Posted at 11:00 AM on December 8, 2020

Guest Blog by Mike Robertson, A Brush with Kindness Program Manager 

Feeling safe in your own home is central to being happy...

When a Habitat Home Becomes a Launching Pad for Success

Posted at 9:30 AM on December 3, 2020

Guest Post by Lucinda Winter

Vera knows first-hand the benefits of growing up in a Habitat home. Vera, her mother Melo, and...

Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 2, 2020

Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, chances are you’ll find yourself looking for a mortgage lender. Since the...

Looking for the Perfect Gift? Give the Gift of Home

Posted at 9:00 AM on December 1, 2020

We've all been there, empty-handed (or empty-carted) after hours of searching for the perfect gift. A quick Google search for...

A Thanksgiving Message from Chris Coleman

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 26, 2020

What a year this has been. I think it began fifty months ago. And it seems like a long ways from ending. As someone said: is...

ReStore Recap: Extra, Extra, Read About ReStore!

Posted at 9:00 AM on November 24, 2020

The ReStore Recap is back featuring some great news and, of course, tips and tricks! A special thanks to all our ReStore...

Where Should I Live? 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Neighborhood

Posted at 9:00 AM on November 23, 2020

Buying a house is a very exciting experience and you’re probably eager to get the process started. You may even already have a...

Helpful Hands During COVID-19

Posted at 4:00 PM on November 18, 2020

Guest blog by Brady Tongen, Volunteer Coordinator and AmeriCorps Service Member

Housing is more important than ever. Yet,...

Six things you might not know about affordable housing

Posted at 1:36 PM on November 17, 2020

You might hear the term “affordable housing” used often, whether in the news or by someone you know. Sometimes misconceptions...

2020 Elections Results: What's the Impact?

Posted at 4:15 PM on November 13, 2020

As Habitat has shared over the past few months, elections are an important way for individuals and communities to make their...

A Loan Officer's Charge to Agents and Lenders

Posted at 3:12 PM on November 10, 2020

Guest Blog by Jen LaCroix, Community Loan Officer

Following the housing crisis that began in 2008, lenders across the country...

Protect Homeowners during Give to the Max

Posted at 3:35 PM on November 9, 2020

November is here which means it’s time for Minnesota’s annual season of giving with Give to the Max, now through November 19!

...

Now on Tap: Home Improvements Limited-Edition Beer

Posted at 2:00 PM on November 6, 2020

Here’s your chance to drink for a cause. We’ve teamed up with four local breweries to introduce “Home Improvements,” a...

National Philanthropy Day Honorees: Bill and Susan Sands

Posted at 9:00 AM on November 5, 2020

Guest blog by Laura Tanner, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

National Philanthropy Day is an awards ceremony hosted by...

Welcoming Shoreé Ingram, Director of Equity and Inclusion

Posted at 1:00 PM on November 2, 2020

We are so excited to announce that Shoreé Ingram will join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as our first-ever Director of...

Legislative Session Wrap-up: Bonds for Housing!

Posted at 3:00 PM on October 30, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year in countless ways, and that departure from business as usual certainly extended to the...

A New Deck Livens Up Nevonne's Space

Posted at 9:00 AM on October 30, 2020

Nevonne has lived in North Minneapolis for a long time, for over 20 years. Her home is where she makes memories with her...

CEOs help build Habitat homes in St. Paul

Posted at 8:57 AM on October 28, 2020

The importance of addressing our housing affordability crisis is driven home each year when so many corporate leaders...

An Inspiring Conversation with Racial Justice Activists [VIDEO]

Posted at 1:53 PM on October 27, 2020

It was a conversation we'll never forget. Last week, at our Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon, civil rights...

Voters of Habitat - Part 2

Posted at 3:03 PM on October 23, 2020

With the election coming up on November 3, we asked Twin Cities Habitat volunteers, homeowners, and staff for their...

Virtual Women of Habitat Luncheon FAQs

Posted at 9:00 AM on October 20, 2020

The Virtual Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon is just around the corner! Join us on Thursday, October 22 and...

Meet Josie Duffy Rice, Racial Justice Activist

Posted at 12:34 PM on October 15, 2020

After George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, protests against racism and police brutality swept the country....

Virtual Habitat Home Celebrations!

Posted at 1:33 PM on October 13, 2020

At Twin Cities Habitat, we know how to throw a good party and there is one good party that has been hard for us to miss, our...

Race and Housing Series: Urban Heat Islands

Posted at 2:23 PM on October 12, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive...

Voters of Habitat - Part 1

Posted at 2:55 PM on October 9, 2020

With the election coming up on November 3, we asked Twin Cities Habitat volunteers, homeowners, and staff for their...

Thank you for Multiplying the Impact [VIDEO]

Posted at 9:00 AM on October 9, 2020

We had a fantastic Multiplying the Impact Virtual Celebration! A huge thank you the 150+ supporters who joined us for our...

Meet Dr. Josie Johnson, Minnesota Civil Rights Icon

Posted at 12:03 PM on October 7, 2020

For centuries, people of color in the United States have been intentionally and systematically blocked from accessing our...

Donating to ReStore Makes it Easy to Clear Out an Entire House

Posted at 7:30 AM on October 6, 2020

Dennis knew he wanted to travel more, but a lifetime accumulation of furniture, tools, artwork and memorabilia kept him...

Join Us to Celebrate Your Impact!

Posted at 11:00 AM on October 1, 2020

Guest blog by Laura Tanner, Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer

You are simply amazing. In just over four years, you...

What Will Fail a Home Inspection? Seven Items to Look Out For

Posted at 1:30 PM on September 28, 2020

Low inventory in the housing market means quick showings and quick decision making. Gone are the days of sleeping on it and...

You're Invited to the Women of Habitat Virtual Hope Builders Luncheon

Posted at 1:14 PM on September 24, 2020

The Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon is virtual this year, and will surely be the most impactful event yet....

ReStore Recap: Workspaces and Remodeling

Posted at 1:15 PM on September 22, 2020

Whether you're looking for a project to spruce up your home office, or create a study space for your kid, or need some ideas...

Answers to All Your 2020 Elections Questions

Posted at 4:25 PM on September 18, 2020

Elections are an important way for individuals and communities to make their voices heard. That’s why Twin Cities Habitat is...

How To Get Involved with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 8:44 AM on September 15, 2020

Whether you're completely new to Twin Cities Habitat or you're a longtime supporter looking for a new way to connect, there's...

What is a Homeownership Advisor and How Can They Help You Buy Your First Home?

Posted at 11:30 AM on September 14, 2020

The biggest consideration when making any large purchase decision is how you’re going to budget for it. And for most people,...

We've Hit a Milestone: 1,500 Homes!

Posted at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to announce that we have hit a huge milestone! At the end of August, we had a...

Career Turning Points

Posted at 10:00 AM on September 9, 2020

Guest blog by Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer

I have been extremely fortunate for over the last 20 years to have held...

What Do I Need to Know About Habitat’s Mortgage Loan Product?

Posted at 10:32 AM on September 8, 2020

You may be familiar with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program. The program is designed to help first-time...

Your Candidate Conversation Guide

Posted at 10:32 AM on September 5, 2020

At Twin Cities Habitat, we believe elections are an important way for individuals and communities to make their voices heard....

Wells Fargo granted $150,000 to support aging homeowners

Posted at 3:00 PM on September 3, 2020

Wells Fargo granted $150,000 to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Age Well at HomeTM program, which takes a person-centered...

Race and Housing Series: Fair Housing Act Part 2 (2016-2020)

Posted at 9:27 AM on September 2, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive...

House That Beer Built #2: What A Year!

Posted at 1:19 PM on September 1, 2020

Guest blog by Julia Schafer, Engagement Associate 

Twin Cities Habitat wrapped up the second House that Beer Built and we...

Unequal Access to 'First National Bank of Mom'

Posted at 10:30 AM on August 27, 2020

I bought my first house when I was 24 years old. I had just finished my first year of law school and was still living at home....

Build Sites That Need Your Help

Posted at 5:02 PM on August 25, 2020

Guest blog by Jackie Peak, Senior Engagement Associate

Although Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provides opportunities for...

Buying vs. Renting: 9 Signs You May Be Ready to Buy a House

Posted at 10:05 AM on August 24, 2020

How far can one month's rent get you as a homeowner? If you've ever wondered whether you should keep renting or buy a home,...

Robyn Bipes-Timm Reflects on her New Role as Chief Strategy Officer

Posted at 12:23 PM on August 21, 2020

At Twin Cities Habitat, our staff is driven to make affordable homeownership a reality for all. Guiding us on that mission is...

Race and Housing Series: Fair Housing Act Part 1 (1968-2015)

Posted at 2:03 PM on August 20, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive...

You can virtually volunteer on the Habitat Hype Team

Posted at 2:45 PM on August 18, 2020

Guest blog post by Meg Blyler, Volunteer Engagement Associate and AmeriCorps Service Member

Virtual volunteer opportunities...

Celebrating 25 Years of AmeriCorps

Posted at 11:00 AM on August 17, 2020

This year, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years as an AmeriCorps host site! To celebrate, we’re taking a...

The Cost of Home: Developing Communities of Opportunity

Posted at 1:11 PM on August 14, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supports Cost of Home, a national campaign to expand housing affordability for ten million...

CEO Chris Coleman reflects on an unprecedented year and the path forward

Posted at 4:15 PM on August 12, 2020

As we turn the corner to start a new fiscal year at Twin Cities Habitat, I find it hard to remember what things were like...

What Experts Expect From the Minnesota Housing Market for the rest of 2020

Posted at 10:30 AM on August 10, 2020

If you are planning to buy your first home in 2020, there is a lot to learn about the market! With a pandemic, recession, and...

ReStore Recap: Shop Our Longest Sale!

Posted at 12:17 PM on August 7, 2020

 

This sale is over! You can still receive updates and promotions by signing up for our Hot Deals newsletter or following...

Advocating for Bonding at the State Legislature

Posted at 1:34 PM on August 5, 2020

This spring, Twin Cities Habitat hosted our first ever Virtual Hill Day to advocate for affordable homeownership at the state...

Understanding Income, Debt, Credit Score, and Debt-to-Income

Posted at 1:39 PM on August 4, 2020

Understanding key financial terms is essential for first-time homebuyers (and anyone else getting ready to borrow money from a...

Charity Navigator Awards Twin Cities Habitat Four Stars

Posted at 1:00 PM on August 3, 2020

Guest blog by Adrienne Aarts, Leadership Giving Officer

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is proud to share we have earned the...

COVID-19 Purchase Agreement Addendums: What You Need To Know

Posted at 11:40 AM on July 31, 2020

Guest Blog by Adade Amenounve, Homeowner Development Coordinator

You might have heard of purchase agreement addendums, a...

You Can Win Great Auction Prizes this Weekend

Posted at 9:30 AM on July 30, 2020

Twin Cities Habitat’s annual Raise the Roof Golf Tournament is around the corner with new and exciting changes like our...

How to Understand (and Afford) the Down Payment on Your First Home [VIDEO]

Posted at 9:15 AM on July 29, 2020

When you get close to buying a home, one of the biggest steps is making the down payment. You might have a lot of questions...

AmeriCorps Internship to Construction Management Degree

Posted at 1:56 PM on July 28, 2020

Guest blog by Stacy Gerondelis, Recruitment Support Associate and AmeriCorps Service Member

One of this year’s summer ...

Your 2020 Elections Guide, Part 2

Posted at 2:52 PM on July 24, 2020

Elections are an important way for individuals and communities to make their voices heard. That’s why Twin Cities Habitat is...

Join the 2020 Raise the Roof Charity Golf Tournament for Homeowners During COVID-19

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 23, 2020

Many Habitat homeowners are also front line workers in healthcare, education, and transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Race and Housing Series: Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted at 2:45 PM on July 21, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

What is VTO and How Can it Benefit Your Business?

Posted at 1:00 PM on July 20, 2020

Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic. Review our current COVID-19 safety protocols.

You've likely heard the term “Volunteer...

Things to Consider When Seeking Corporate Volunteerism Opportunities

Posted at 11:00 AM on July 16, 2020

Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic. Review our current COVID-19 safety protocols.

Corporate volunteerism can be an extremely...

Age Well at Home Takes New Approach to Home Modifications

Posted at 12:33 PM on July 14, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Tips for Purchasing a Home [VIDEO]

Posted at 1:30 PM on July 13, 2020

Buying your first home is an exciting time. But when you’re looking at house after house with your Realtor, it can be easy to...

Your 2020 Elections Guide, Part 1

Posted at 4:48 PM on July 9, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Odds are, you know a renter who could buy a home with Habitat

Posted at 10:13 AM on July 9, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Understanding Your Credit Score [VIDEO]

Posted at 1:30 PM on July 7, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Living faith as a volunteer

Posted at 11:30 AM on July 6, 2020

Ken Tate came back from the Korean War with memories that have lasted a lifetime. He was told “don’t worry, you’ll never see...

Everything You Should Know About Summer AmeriCorps

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 3, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Understanding Credit and Your Credit Report [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:45 AM on July 2, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Homeowner Photo Contest: Home and Education

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 1, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Biking for a Cause

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 30, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Collections, Charge Offs, and Judgments: What They Are and How to Get them Resolved

Posted at 12:15 PM on June 29, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Getting Your Financial House in Order to Buy a Home [VIDEO]

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 26, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

ReStore Recap: We're OPEN!

Posted at 1:15 PM on June 24, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

How to Pick and Manage a Credit Card [VIDEO]

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 23, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Celebrating National Homeownership Month with our Homeowner Photo Contest Entries

Posted at 9:56 AM on June 22, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Why Juneteenth Matters

Posted at 9:30 AM on June 19, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

The Cost of Home: Equitably Increasing Access to Credit

Posted at 4:10 PM on June 18, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Support Twin Cities Habitat's Women Build!

Posted at 3:15 PM on June 16, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Jill's Story: I love my Habitat home and what it’s become for my family

Posted at 10:25 AM on June 15, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

What Happens to Your Mortgage Application if You Lost Your Job Due to COVID-19?

Posted at 10:30 AM on June 12, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Why does Twin Cities Habitat have a home listed on the MLS?

Posted at 3:30 PM on June 11, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Reflections on my time as Habitat's Advocacy Intern

Posted at 9:00 AM on June 11, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Angel's Story: It's been a blessing to have our home during this difficult time

Posted at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2020

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see...

Listen, learn, and take action

Posted at 4:03 PM on June 9, 2020

With a monumental social uprising coming during a global health crisis, there’s no doubt the last few weeks have been some of...

Take action for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Posted at 3:34 PM on May 29, 2020

We join our Twin Cities neighbors in mourning George Floyd. We share the outrage at the injustice and inhumanity of his...

Justice for George Floyd

Posted at 3:01 PM on May 28, 2020

We join our Twin Cities neighbors in mourning George Floyd. We share the outrage at the injustice and inhumanity of his...

Habitat's Homeownership Program During COVID-19

Posted at 10:36 AM on May 27, 2020

As June approaches, we're getting ready to celebrate National Homeownership Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the many...

Site life without volunteers

Posted at 11:29 AM on May 26, 2020

Guest blog by Tara Lumley, Senior Site Supervisor, in response to homebuilding during COVID-19.

Anyone who knows me, knows...

The legislative session is over, but there's still more work to do

Posted at 4:07 PM on May 22, 2020

The Minnesota state legislature completed the work of its regular session at midnight on Sunday, May 18 – a time usually...

Should You Budget Week-to-Week During COVID-19?

Posted at 4:20 PM on May 21, 2020

Most Americans are feeling the increased stress of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances. Budgeting is incredibly...

Make Masks for Habitat!

Posted at 11:00 AM on May 20, 2020

Guest blog by Meg Blyler, Volunteer Coordinator and AmeriCorps Service Member 

As Twin Cities Habitat continues to support our...

Brittany's Story: My son and I now have a place we can forever call home

Posted at 3:41 PM on May 19, 2020

We recently held a Photo Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to submit a photo and caption that answered the...

Remembering Kenny Drangstveit: Long Time Volunteer and Forever Carpenter

Posted at 6:00 PM on May 18, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of long-time carpenter and Habitat for Humanity volunteer,...