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What We're Grateful For in 2022

It's wonderful to have traditions like Thanksgiving that ask us to slow down, reflect, and give thanks. This year, we're sharing notes of gratitude...

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Matias, Camila, and their two kids on a bench being silly.

Home Provides a Hub for Friends, Family, and More

This summer, Twin Cities Habitat held a Homeowner Photo Contest for Habitat homeowners. Matias and Camila were the first-place winners. They...

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Sienna and her Nana Deborah in Deborah's Habitat home

My Best Memories Happened at My Nana's House

Sienna is 15 and a sophomore in high school. She shares this guest blog about how important her nana's Habitat home is for her and her family. (Her...

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Photos of Cynthia's home, before and after being painted blue.

Warm Hearts and Warm Homes

Family has always been important to Cynthia. So much so that after working for FedEx for 26 years, she retired early in 2012 in order to raise her...

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Deborah's family

20+ Years of Warmth and Love in Deborah's Habitat Home

Deborah has fond memories of her childhood. Her mom was a natural host, and her home was always filled with people. Friends, family, neighbors—anyone...

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Carla holding her final home payment check.

Habitat Homeowner Celebrates Paying Off Her Mortgage

At Habitat, we often say that receiving the keys to your new home is the exciting beginning of your homeownership journey. But an equally important...

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sofiya in her living room

Sofiya’s Story of Strength and Resilience through Tragedy

A tragedy left Sofiya devastated. She found hope in her Habitat home. This is her story. (Content warning: death of a child.) When 20-year-old Sofiya...

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Habitat first-time homebuyer Julia at her North Minneapolis home with her son. Front steps, porch, family, people of color.

Why Julia loves telling her story of becoming a Habitat homeowner

Julia had just finished pulling weeds in the yard of her Habitat home in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Sitting on nicer furniture...

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The back of Amber's house, featuring the back stairs and porch.

A Brush With Kindness Can Ease a Burden During a Difficult Time

Amber and her children moved into their house in 2006. Her home was wonderful, but over time certain repairs came to be too much for her to handle...

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Angel's children

Angel Recounts the Many Benefits of Her Habitat Home

Throughout January, we're showering gratitude on all the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity supporters who make our mission possible. We call it...

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