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matt haugen

matt haugen

Matt Haugen has been collecting and sharing the great stories of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Communications Manager since 2010. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Northwestern University before spending ten years writing for TV news in the Twin Cities. He’s passionate about convincing people when he’s right on things, and being educated about it when he’s not.

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Recent Posts

Race and Housing Series: Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted at 2:45 PM on July 21, 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...

Living faith as a volunteer

Posted at 11:30 AM on July 6, 2020

Ken Tate came back from the Korean War with memories that have lasted a lifetime. He was told “don’t worry, you’ll never see...

Race and Housing Series: the GI Bill

Posted at 11:39 AM on November 1, 2019

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

Twin Cities Habitat Partners with Family Housing Fund on Accessory Dwelling Units

Posted at 9:56 AM on October 24, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat is excited to announce a new partnership with Family Housing Fund to research and develop a new strategy...

Allina Health and Twin Cities Habitat team up to support homeowners aging in place

Posted at 8:43 AM on April 12, 2019


St. Paul, MN – Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Allina Health have launched a partnership to support older low-income...

Volunteer builds community with his passion for woodworking

Posted at 9:17 AM on September 20, 2018

Some people think Habitat for Humanity is about helping people less fortunate than you. It’s really about looking past...

Walter Mondale reflects on 50 years of the Fair Housing Act

Posted at 10:13 AM on May 22, 2018

Minnesota suffers from some of the worst racial disparities in housing in the nation. A long history of both overt and subtle...

Innovative nonprofits require strong partners

Posted at 9:49 AM on September 1, 2017

For a nonprofit innovation can be tricky. Unbridled goodwill can result in ineffective mission creep if you’re not careful....

Impacting Our Community with Building and Giving

Posted at 2:44 PM on June 23, 2017

Twin Cities Habitat is fortunate to have an army of volunteers (more than 16,000 a year!) who give tons of time to our mission...

Putting Residents First in Revitalizing Neighborhoods

Posted at 11:27 AM on June 21, 2017

When Twin Cities Habitat partners with a neighborhood for revitalization efforts, we’re happy to take a backseat and let the...