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 In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to take a moment to recognize and encourage volunteering through advocacy and community engagement with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity! We truly believe that by working together, so much can be accomplished even without hammers and hard hats. Last Tuesday, those who gathered at the State Capitol for Habitat on the Hill used their voices as their power tool. 

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 be doing it right now. The capitol is flooded with activity these days as invigorated citizens visit lawmakers with all kinds of requests. So, if you want to see our leaders make smart investments in the places we call home—now is the time to act. It’s really easy.

Here are four free ways you can have an impact by raising your voice.

Guest Blog by Julia Brauchle
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Staff

Last week I traveled to Washington D.C. with six other Habitat staff from the Twin Cities and Rochester affiliates to attend Habitat on the Hill, our annual legislative conference. Just under 300 attendees from across the nation gathered to learn, share, and advocate.

Guest Blog by Caitlin Magistad
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Staff

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Simpson Housing Services hosted the 32nd Annual Homeless March and Memorial Service. Each year the event honors those who passed away while homeless, individuals who were formerly homeless, and advocates for the homeless community who have passed away.

By Rebecca Lucero
Twin Cities Habitat Staff Member

Thank you, Housing Heroes, for all your hard work to generate bipartisan support for bonds for housing this legislative session. As session ended with a flurry of action late Sunday night, ultimately no bonding bill was passed. We are disappointed and concerned for our state because we know that Minnesotan communities cannot wait – these funds for housing are needed today!

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