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Greta Gaetz

Greta Gaetz

Greta Gaetz is the Local & Regional Policy & Advocacy Coordinator at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Prior to joining Habitat, Greta studied History and Sociology/Anthropology at St. Olaf College and Macro Practice Social Work at Augsburg University. She has worked with a range of local nonprofits including Minnesota AIDS Project, Planned Parenthood, and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Greta is passionate about creating inclusive systems and working to make advocacy fun and accessible for all.

Building Community Blog

An affordable home impacts everything, from strengthening our families to contributing to our region's economic prosperity. Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors lack access to a stable place to live, often forgoing basic necessities like food and health care to make ends meet. The Twin Cities is facing an affordable housing crisis as housing costs continue to rise while wages stay flat. Across the region, 46% of renter households pay too much for housing. It is harder to afford a home now than at any other time in recent memory.

What do you think about when you hear the word advocacy? For some people, advocacy might sound broad, unfamiliar, and even intimidating. Twin Cities Habitat thinks of advocacy as an important tool we can use to help achieve our mission to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. But what is advocacy, and how does it help Habitat work towards our goals?

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