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Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie

Blake MacKenzie's journey with Habitat began in 2013, and in that time he's worked as a Development Assistant Intern, Advocacy Intern, Development Associate, and is now the Communications Specialist. Prior to Habitat, he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with majors in English Writing and Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and worked as a Community Organizer. He's an avid reader, makes a good risotto, and enjoys the great outdoors.

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Recent Posts

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Answers to your Questions about our Virtual Gala

Posted at 1:14 PM on April 27, 2020

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

Juanita's Family Weathers COVID-19 in their Habitat Home

Posted at 3:57 PM on April 7, 2020

“It shouldn’t take a crisis to show how important housing is.”-Juanita, Habitat homeowner since 1995

In 1995, Juanita,...

Top 5 Reasons to Join AmeriCorps

Posted at 3:52 PM on March 12, 2020

Post by Kristal Sawatzke and Blake MacKenzie, Twin Cities Habitat Staff

March 8-14, 2020, is National AmeriCorps Week! Here at...

Race and Housing Series: Rondo and I-94—A Conversation with Nick Khaliq

Posted at 11:18 AM on February 14, 2020

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