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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

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...

No Summer Break for Habitat Housing Heroes

Posted at 1:19 PM on June 13, 2017

The Habitat Housing Hero advocates were really active during the 2017 legislative session and all that work paid off as...

Women Build: Five Reasons to Volunteer

Posted at 8:59 AM on May 13, 2017

Why should you get involved with Women Build at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity this year? Bestselling author and activist ...

Four ways to advocate for housing with Habitat now

Posted at 2:49 PM on March 6, 2017

If there was a Housing Hero spotlight beacon (think Bat-Signal) that we could turn on above the State Capitol in St. Paul we’d...

Twin Cities Habitat partnership with Bremer Bank largest in history

Posted at 1:17 PM on March 2, 2017

Twin Cities Habitat is proud to announce that Bremer Bank has committed to be the primary partner in its new Home Loan Impact...

Ways Women Positively Impact Our Community at Twin Cities Habitat

Posted at 10:47 AM on February 13, 2017

Women are most often leading the way at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, whether they're on our executive team, our board of...