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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.


3Mgives Habitat Project complete 20th Year

No matter how you measure it—it’s amazing! Retirees from 3M have been volunteering and giving money to support Twin Cities Habitat’s mission and Twin Cities Habitat families for 20 years now. They do it through the 3Mgives Habitat Project and their...

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Retired? Want to work for free at Habitat for Humanity?

The thwack of hammers on lumber creates a steady beat when the Xcel Energy retirees are volunteering at Twin Cities Habitat’s wall panel plant. These...

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Multiplying Habitat Homeownership Opportunities

Affordable homeownership is a multi-generational game changer for families and communities. And nobody does it better that Twin Cities Habitat for...

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Owning with Habitat: opportunity of a lifetime

As she wipes away a tear, her husband Jacques reaches over to comfort her. "She does this every time," he says. "But it's true. It's all true." How...

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Building a better board of directors for a nonprofit

Meeting in a church basement in 1985, a humble collection of men and women, driven by their faith and concerned about poverty housing, created Twin...

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Thousands of Minnesotans would benefit from Homes for All bill

A broad, statewide coalition known as Homes for All is calling on lawmakers to approve $130 million in bonding for housing-related developments...

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New habitat ReStore opening in South Minneapolis

Rejoice savvy bargain hunters! A Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore will open later this summer in South Minneapolis at

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Senior Pastors Put Faith Into Action

Faith is a powerful force. But a great challenge of our fast-paced, modern life is living our faith on a daily basis. It's easy to get overwhelmed...

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Historically, Minnesota’s best business leaders have been able to look beyond their company’s bottom line and ask themselves: How do we strengthen...

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A Brush With Kindness for a neighborhood and the nation

Great ideas catch fire and grow huge. A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is one such great idea. In 1998, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Valspar...

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