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Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman joined Twin Cities Habitat after serving as Mayor of St. Paul from 2006 to 2018. As Mayor, Chris was a champion for economic development, education, and racial equity. From 2013 to 2014, Chris was the President of the National League of Cities, a bi-partisan coalition of leaders from across the country. Prior to his election as Mayor, Chris was an investment advisor for RBC and he served for six years on the St. Paul City Council. Chris was born and raised in St. Paul and earned bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Connie, have two adult children, Molly and Aidan.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity volunteers prepare to lift a wall at a Habitat build site.

On a Mission, Together

Imagine, for a moment, the sounds of a Habitat construction site. Hammers striking nails. Table saws whirring. Celebratory cheers as walls are raised. Our sites haven’t been silent these last many months—site staff, AmeriCorps members, and regular...

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Celebrating Pride—and the Ongoing Fight for Equity

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

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A Breath of Relief - Statement from Chris Coleman

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

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CEO Chris Coleman Reflects on the Pandemic Year

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 Irishman wants to spend...

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A Thanksgiving Message from Chris Coleman

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 this March 258th? But,...

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A 1.5-story house in Frogtown, with a pitched roof, peach siding, brown trim, and a white front door with an enclosed porch. A sidewalk stretches out from the door past the parking to reach the street. There are two white houses on either side of it.

Unequal Access to 'First National Bank of Mom'

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. My mom, after raising...

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

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 before the pandemic began...

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Take action for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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

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Justice for George Floyd

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

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Support the At Home Fund for #GiveAtHomeMN

This week is #GiveAtHomeMN week—a reminder for us all to give back to the organizations giving so much throughout Minnesota during this crisis....

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