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Welcome all, to the adventure of the 2018-19 AmeriCorps members! Every year, our AmeriCorps members take a trip to learn more about themselves and their service. 

Whether that's personal growth that could extend to their site, learning new ideas from another affiliate, or gaining more passion toward Habitat's mission, our members always come back with something to bring to the table in their own service.

This year, our trip was one with the goal of learning about the affordable housing crisis in one of the most expensive cities in the country to live in. I'll take you along for the ride of a lifetime from Minnesota, through St. Louis, and on to Nashville, Tennessee. 

Are you almost at the end of your current lease and thinking about apartment hunting? Before you begin searching for another short-term option, you may want to consider a more permanent housing solution — buying your own home!

Yes, you can afford your own home. And there are many resources to help — including the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program.

In 2018, TCHFH Lending, Inc. (the wholly-owned nonprofit mortgage company of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity) became certified by the Department of Treasury CDFI Fund. As a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), we are recognized as a lender with a mission to fill financing gaps in the marketplace under-served by other lenders.

What does this mean for Twin Cities Habitat? Let's explore!

As many of you know, here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and at both of our Habitat ReStore outlets, we put a focus on being as green as possible. From the way we built our new main office on Prior Ave. and University Ave., to the day-to-day operations of our stores, we make every effort to do so in an earth-friendly way.

With Earth Day just a little over a month away, we've been sharing some of these green-efforts on our ReStore ReStoration Corner Blog, and wanted to make sure to give you an updated look into shopping at our home improvement outlets!

Are you planning to buy your first home in 2019? Congratulations! Homeownership is a goal for many people, and house hunting can be fun and exciting. But, like any other major purchase, it’s wise to do some homework before you start shopping. Are sale prices trending up or down? Are most houses selling quickly or staying on the market for a while? The answers may determine where you look for a house, and even what time of year you start shopping.

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