Emily Kirkevold

Emily Kirkevold

Emily Kirkevold is the Policy & Advocacy Coordinator at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Prior to joining Habitat, Emily studied Political Science, International Studies, and Hispanic Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has previously worked in various positions within the Minnesota State Senate. Emily is a constant traveler and music lover, who believes in always enjoying the moment.

Recent Posts

Advocacy Update: Twin Cities Habitat's Local Priorities

Posted at 4:00 PM on November 10, 2022

In addition to advocating at the federal and state levels, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity works to advocate for our affordable...

How You Can Be Prepared to Vote Today!

Posted at 4:13 PM on October 7, 2022

Do you feel prepared to vote in the 2022 midterm elections? For the average voter, Election Day on November 8 may feel too far...

Voting and Affordable Housing

Posted at 11:27 AM on September 2, 2022

It seems like every year is an election year. While elections are an important part of our democratic process, the campaigns...

Counties and Affordable Housing 101

Posted at 8:45 AM on July 8, 2022

The efforts to invest in affordable housing are supported throughout many of our government institutions, and our county...

Advocacy and Bringing Legislative Change - Virtual Hill Day 2022

Posted at 5:21 PM on April 6, 2022

With the 2022 Legislative Session halfway over, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Virtual Hill...

American Rescue Plan and Affordable Housing

Posted at 5:38 PM on February 10, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was first passed by the federal government on March 11, 2021 to bring economic aid caused by...

Understanding the 2022 Minneapolis & St. Paul Budgets

Posted at 1:03 PM on January 10, 2022

It is everyone’s favorite time of year, the start of new local budgets! This past December both Minneapolis and St. Paul adopted...

What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Posted at 9:00 AM on October 12, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting is growing in popularity both within Minnesota and across the country (see every place in the United States...

The Importance of Local Elections and Why They Affect You

Posted at 1:51 PM on September 21, 2021

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is an advocate for encouraging democratic participation through voting. This year, many cities...