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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.

Angela standing in her kitchen next to a vase of flowers

A Lifelong Dream Comes True: Angela's Story

Angela’s Journey with Habitat’s Advancing Black Homeownership Program “I feel like I’m finally living!” Angela Gladney exclaims, summing up all the emotions of becoming a homeowner—a goal decades in the making. And Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity...

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Greg standing in front of his black Chevy Cobalt

How We Turned Our Car Into a Home

After 10 years of faithful service, my husband Greg’s beloved car was nearing the end. A growing fuel leak prompted us to bring it into the shop,...

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James Hargon standing on the front porch of his Habitat home

If I Can Do It, You Can Too: James' Story

“Shh…can you hear that peace?” Sitting in James Hargon’s home, you can’t tell it’s in the middle of Minneapolis. It’s quiet. The space is bright and...

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Lindsay holding her Chihuahua Lily in front of her couch in her home.

Making Home Possible: Lindsay's Story

“I never would have thought that a single person with my income working in education would be able to buy a house,” Lindsay says. It’s a situation...

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Hamida standing with her children in her Habitat home

Selling Back a Habitat Home for the Next Generation

Editor's note: This piece was updated in 2023 to contain the latest resources related to Twin Cities Habitat homeownership.

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Your gift doubled for Give to the Max

Kickstart Our Largest Development Ever for Give to the Max

It’s time for Give to the Max, Minnesota’s great give-together! On November 16, 2023, generous donors like you all across Minnesota will give to...

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Habitat homeowner Monisha speaks at a Board Build event.

Habitat Didn't Just Check a Box. They Changed.

Monisha Washington-Richard served on Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Black Homeownership Advisory Council, which was made up of Habitat...

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Open Road Fund Helps Build Black Wealth

In June 2023, Nexus Community Partners launched the Open Road Fund, a groundbreaking $50 million resource to help build wealth for descendants of the...

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The Moment I Decided to Live Life

“I’m going to find a place for my kids.” That’s what Carroll’s dad said whenever someone asked him why he was moving his family from Togo to the...

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Celebrating Hassan: 15 Years of Foreclosure Prevention

Who can you turn to for help when you’re facing one of the worst things imaginable—the foreclosure of your home? For thousands of people across the...

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