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Race and Housing Series: Racial Covenants – An interview with Kirsten Delegard

Posted at 2:37 PM on November 21, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive to increase...

Marinette's Story: No one will take the time to guide you like Habitat does

Posted at 9:09 AM on November 18, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Brown

Posted at 3:19 PM on November 14, 2019

Steve Brown is no stranger to the work of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Steve has logged an impressive 988 hours as a...

You Help the Seed of Homeownership Bloom

Posted at 9:54 AM on November 13, 2019

Receiving the key to your home is a profound moment. Especially for LeAndra. When the key to her Habitat home was placed in...

An Exchange between Veterans

Posted at 10:09 AM on November 11, 2019

Guest Blog by Michael HermansonHomeownership Advisor

This is a story about an experience I had with a homeowner during my...

The Builder's Circle: How to Get Involved and Build Your Community

Posted at 9:47 AM on November 7, 2019

Building a teenager’s first bedroom that she has all to herself. Fixing critical damage on an elderly woman’s home to make it...

ReStore Recap: And the Winner Is...

Posted at 10:42 AM on November 5, 2019

The ReStoration Corner has been busy celebrating our Freestyle Flip Upcycle Challenge participants, recognizing our fantastic...

Following in His Father's Footsteps

Posted at 1:33 PM on November 4, 2019

As a child growing up in Jamaica, Garfield Bowen watched his dad, Eric, build homes for others. Today, Garfield finds himself...

Race and Housing Series: the GI Bill

Posted at 11:39 AM on November 1, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive to increase...

Happy Give To The Max!

Posted at 8:02 AM on November 1, 2019

November is here which means it’s time for Minnesota’s annual season of giving with Give to the Max, starting today through...

Thank you to our Women Build Crew!

Posted at 1:49 PM on October 31, 2019

Guest blog by CJ FitzsimonsWomen Build Steering Committee Member

Hello Women Build Wonder Women,

On September 9th, many of us...

Volunteers needed to support our new builds

Posted at 8:37 AM on October 25, 2019

Although Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provides opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer year-round, we have...

Twin Cities Habitat Partners with Family Housing Fund on Accessory Dwelling Units

Posted at 9:56 AM on October 24, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat is excited to announce a new partnership with Family Housing Fund to research and develop a new strategy...

Habitat Homeowner and Daughter Turn to the Arts to Combat Bullying

Posted at 10:00 AM on October 23, 2019

Back in 2013, Delilah bought a house with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. By becoming a homeowner, Delilah hoped to provide...

Home is [still] out of reach for many Minnesotans: A 2019 update

Posted at 12:59 PM on October 21, 2019

Maybe you've heard about the affordable housing crisis. Do you know the data behind it?

A few months ago, Minnesota Housing...

Race and Housing Series: Government's Role in Housing Segregation

Posted at 4:18 PM on October 16, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat has a core value of Equity and Inclusion which states: “We promote racial equity and strive to increase...

Ana's Story: Home is 'a blessing from God'

Posted at 9:30 AM on October 15, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

The latest on Twin Cities Habitat’s Major Developments

Posted at 10:05 AM on October 14, 2019

When people think of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, they think of building houses. But did you know Habitat also develops...

Walz, Carter, and corporate execs swing hammers at CEO Build

Posted at 1:45 PM on October 11, 2019

The 18th Annual CEO Build brought together more than 40 corporate leaders to volunteer on a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity...

Minnesota Veteran Receives New Roof

Posted at 12:12 PM on October 8, 2019

Last year Legacy Restoration completed their second Roof Deployment Project for a deserving veteran, Steven Ripp. Steven is a...

House Month Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mason

Posted at 11:17 AM on October 7, 2019

House Month Volunteers are individuals that choose to commit a significant portion of volunteer time to a single home's...

Advocating for Federal Policies Here at Home

Posted at 11:00 AM on October 4, 2019

It takes a village to advance the mission of Habitat, and many partners come together to support this work including...

ITS Fest: An Intro to Success and art-community collaboration

Posted at 11:31 AM on October 2, 2019

Guest blog by Polina Montes de Oca

Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager

This past summer, Twin Cities Habitat was...

Women leaders unpack Minnesota’s history of racist housing policies – and what you can do about it

Posted at 3:41 PM on September 30, 2019

Last week, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity hosted our annual Women of Habitat Hope Builders Luncheon. The highlight of the...

Make affordable homeownership part of your legacy with FreeWill

Posted at 2:29 PM on September 25, 2019

Guest blog by Laura Tanner, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to making...

U.S. Bank commits $500,000 to Twin Cities Habitat home repairs

Posted at 9:15 AM on September 24, 2019

U.S. Bank is pledging $500,000 over five years to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s critical home repair program, A Brush...

How to make a difference in the affordable housing crisis

Posted at 4:05 PM on September 16, 2019

Our five-year, $55 million fundraising campaign to double Habitat homeownership opportunities for local families, Multiplying...

ReStore Recap: Time For Our Anniversary Sale!

Posted at 11:10 AM on September 12, 2019

Fall is here and the ReStore team has so much to offer to our amazing customers. From our Anniversary sale to our dorm room...

Success in School Starts at Home

Posted at 10:45 AM on September 12, 2019

Kalia loves her job as a second-grade teacher at Hope Community Academy in St. Paul. And she deeply knows how important a...

9 Things to Do Before Closing on a House [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:31 AM on September 9, 2019

There are a number of things you need to do before you close on a home. Things like applying for a loan, scheduling a home...

3 Important Documents You'll Sign When Closing on a House [VIDEO]

Posted at 3:35 PM on September 3, 2019

Congrats, you found your first house! We know you're excited to move in and make it your own, but before you start hauling...

Homeownership Stories from Habitat Staff: Ly's Story

Posted at 9:58 AM on August 29, 2019

We all have our own stories of home. This series shares those stories from Habitat staff. We'll explore questions like: what...

Kera bought a home with Habitat. Now she's giving back.

Posted at 2:03 PM on August 23, 2019

When Kera saw the Habitat volunteer opportunity pop up at work, she jumped on it. A full volunteer day would give her the...

Vivian's Story: My home means a lot to me and my family

Posted at 10:34 AM on August 22, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners and kids to share a story answering...

ReStore Recap: A DIYers dream

Posted at 11:25 AM on August 20, 2019

The ReStore team has been busy putting together an amazing lineup of DIY posts after wrapping our Earth Day Upcycle Challenge...

The 2020 Census is right around the corner!

Posted at 12:02 PM on August 16, 2019

Have you heard about the Census? Whether the answer is yes or no, the Census is more than just a form! It is both an...

Erik's Story: I helped make my home safe again

Posted at 5:18 PM on August 12, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

Refer an AmeriCorps Member, Earn Habitat Swag!

Posted at 9:43 AM on August 9, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat is celebrating 25 years of being an AmeriCorps host site and we are planning to host 25 members in the...

First Home Checklist: Separating the Wants from the Needs

Posted at 10:04 AM on August 5, 2019

You may have already practiced this skill in your everyday life. Can you think of a time when you were hungry and wanted to go...

Homeownership Stories from Habitat Staff: Terry's Story

Posted at 9:26 AM on August 2, 2019

We all have our own stories of home. This series shares those stories from Habitat staff. We'll explore questions like: what...

End of Single-Family Zoning in Minneapolis Creates Big Opportunities

Posted at 10:00 AM on August 1, 2019

If you've kept up with the news, especially news around budgets and housing, then you've probably heard of the new policy that...

Fixed- vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: What’s the Difference? [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:47 AM on July 26, 2019

When you’re trying to find the right interest rate for your new home mortgage, you have two choices: Fixed-rate and...

Dedicated Volunteers at Raise the Roof Golf Tournament

Posted at 10:00 AM on July 23, 2019

The Raise the Roof Golf Tournament is Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s annual outreach and fundraising event which generates...

Beth's Story: Habitat made our house back into a home

Posted at 1:54 PM on July 22, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

Budgeting Your Monthly Cost of Owning a Home [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:55 AM on July 19, 2019

As a first time homebuyer, it’s important to understand all the costs that go into owning a home. For starters, did you know...

Comparing a Habitat Loan with an FHA Loan

Posted at 9:42 AM on July 18, 2019

If you're looking to buy a home with an affordable home loan, there are a lot of options available to you. One more well-known...

Building and Connecting

Posted at 2:51 PM on July 15, 2019

Guest blog written by Laurie, Holy Hammers and Women Build volunteer

About Laurie

I have lived in the Twin Cities all my...

Mortgage Calculator: Traditional vs. TCHFH Lending, Inc.

Posted at 9:14 AM on July 11, 2019

Are you interested in buying your first home, but can’t afford a down payment? While traditional mortgages generally require a...

Moses' Story: I don't care how big the house is, it's how happy the home is

Posted at 8:51 AM on July 10, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners and kids to share a story answering...

How Realtors® Can Help First-Time Homebuyers with Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 8:45 AM on July 9, 2019

For a long time, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has been known for building homes in an effort to provide stable housing for...

Influence for Good

Posted at 10:25 AM on July 8, 2019

Guest blog by Adrienne Aarts, Leadership Giving Officer

From June 17-20, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's Builder’s Circle...

State Legislators Hammer Out Differences to Build Homes

Posted at 10:00 AM on July 5, 2019

Guest Blog written by Rep. Michael Howard, 50A (DFL), Rep. Kristin Robbins, 34A (R), and Greta Gaetz, Local/Regional Policy &...

Overlapping Values

Posted at 9:55 AM on July 3, 2019

Guest Blog by Laura OyenGrants & Compliance Assistant at Twin Cities Habitat

Many of us take different journeys to arrive at...

ReStore Recap: A summer full of DIY and incredible volunteers

Posted at 8:34 AM on July 3, 2019

It has been a busy few months over on the ReStoration Corner blog, where we've been highlighting everything from our DIY...

Celebrating Women Build 2019

Posted at 11:40 AM on June 29, 2019

Guest blog written by Shelby VraspierTwin Cities Habitat Engagement Associate

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is extremely...

Celebrating and Learning with our LGBTQIA community

Posted at 2:00 PM on June 28, 2019

As an organization, Twin Cities Habitat has been dedicating time and resources to fully embrace our newest value of Equity &...

Ducks in a row: Documents to gather when buying your first house

Posted at 8:15 AM on June 26, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Multiply the Action: Challenge Your Friends to Donate

Posted at 11:40 AM on June 20, 2019

Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? It's a great time to reflect on the impact that owning a home has on...

Homeownership Month: Window Safety Tips

Posted at 9:00 AM on June 19, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Homeownership Month: What to Know Before Opening the Door to the Mortgage Loan Process

Posted at 10:30 AM on June 17, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Twin Cities Habitat Office AmeriCorps

Posted at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2019

Chances are, you've seen one of our Construction Volunteer Facilitator AmeriCorps members out on site when you volunteer....

Homeownership Month: A Guide to Homeowners Insurance

Posted at 1:28 PM on June 14, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Introducing the Cost of Home National Advocacy Campaign

Posted at 6:30 AM on June 12, 2019

An affordable home impacts everything, from strengthening our families to contributing to our region's economic prosperity....

Daniel's Story: Our home means more than words can describe

Posted at 8:54 AM on June 11, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

Homeownership Month: Maintaining Your Toilets

Posted at 3:34 PM on June 10, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Homeownership Month: 10 Things to Consider Before Buying or Refinancing a Home

Posted at 8:45 AM on June 7, 2019

To celebrate National Homeownership Month, we're sharing educational resources for homebuyers and homeowners written by some...

Everything You Need to Know Before Volunteering on a Home Build with Habitat for Humanity [VIDEO]

Posted at 8:15 AM on June 6, 2019

One of the most popular and well-known ways to support Habitat for Humanity is volunteering on a home construction site.

Reflections on a year at Habitat: Learning from our history

Posted at 4:50 PM on June 5, 2019

This week marks my one-year anniversary as President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat. In that time, I’ve learned a lot. I have...

2019 Housing Advocacy at the Capitol Pays Off

Posted at 4:46 PM on June 4, 2019

Guest blog by Pam JohnsonPolicy and Advocacy Manager at Twin Cities Habitat

Over the last few months, Twin Cities Habitat...

How Habitat partners with local nonprofits to expand homeownership

Posted at 3:00 PM on June 4, 2019

The mission of HIRED and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity are very much aligned. We're both committed to partnering with...

Celebrating Homeownership and Partnership

Posted at 2:46 PM on June 3, 2019

We recently dedicated a home that was special in the hearts of many. The site on Jenks Avenue was an adventure in many ways,...

Realtor Networking Groups: 9 Groups You Should Join in 2019

Posted at 8:45 AM on May 31, 2019

If you're a new realtor, looking for new business can be a full-time job by itself. It takes time to build up a network of...

Meet Jennifer: Program Information Center Volunteer

Posted at 8:45 AM on May 29, 2019

Program Information Center (PIC)

Jennifer volunteers as a Program Information Center (PIC) volunteer and we are so thankful!...

10 things you might not know about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 12:14 PM on May 28, 2019

Almost everyone has heard of Habitat for Humanity. And that’s awesome! But sometimes we discover misconceptions about what we...

Not Your Average Joe

Posted at 10:43 AM on May 23, 2019

Here at Twin Cities Habitat, we feel lucky to work with such knowledgeable and dedicated staff. We knew that was exactly what...

Join us at Jordan Week of Kindness 2019

Posted at 10:17 AM on May 22, 2019

Guest blog by Polina Montes de Oca, Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager

Have you heard? Jordan Week of Kindness (JWOK)...

Construction kicks off at 11-home development in North End

Posted at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity recently kicked off construction at our new development in St. Paul's North End...

Build. Laugh. Love.

Posted at 10:00 AM on May 18, 2019

Our five-year, $55 million fundraising campaign to double Habitat homeownership opportunities for local families, Multiplying...

Five Years in a New Home for Habitat

Posted at 6:00 PM on May 15, 2019

Guest blog written by Adrienne Aarts, Leadership Giving Officer

It’s been five years since Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity...

Empowerment in Building

Posted at 1:33 PM on May 10, 2019

As you may have read on our previous blog, Holy Hammers, a faith coalition group  is celebrating their 20th year in...

Breaking Records at Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala

Posted at 9:30 AM on May 10, 2019

 Wow – this year’s Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala was a huge success!

Down Payment Assistance in MN: Options for Buying Your First Minnesota Home

Posted at 8:45 AM on May 9, 2019

Buying a home comes with many different expenses that need to be considered. What is your overall price range? What kind of ...

You gave. Now Naja gives back.

Posted at 2:51 PM on May 7, 2019

On a hot summer day, you might find Naja out on a Habitat build site with her volunteer crew from Securian Financial. As she...

DeAngela's Story: This home has saved my life

Posted at 8:31 AM on May 3, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

Housing Heroes Advocate at Habitat on the Hill

Posted at 1:58 PM on May 2, 2019

On April 29, 112 Housing Heroes from seven Habitat affiliates across the state and Habitat Minnesota gathered at the Capitol...

Finding a Fresh Start with Service

Posted at 10:05 AM on May 1, 2019

Guest blog by AmeriCorps Construction Volunteer Facilitator, Mickey

ReStore Recap: Upcycle Challenge Winners and Transformations

Posted at 3:20 PM on April 30, 2019

The ReStore is not only a great resource for upcycling and home improvement projects, but a source of transformation and...

Home Rehab: 10 Things You Should NEVER Do to Your Home

Posted at 10:45 AM on April 29, 2019

One of the perks of owning your own home is making it your own. Home rehab and choosing which projects you want to do is half...

What is Private Mortgage Insurance and How Do I Avoid It?

Posted at 10:24 AM on April 26, 2019

Many first-time buyers haven’t even heard of private mortgage insurance (or PMI for short). What is private mortgage...

Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala Live Auction Preview

Posted at 4:50 PM on April 25, 2019

Here at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, we’re gearing up for the party of the year! The 2019 Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is on...

Dedicating the First House That Beer Built

Posted at 10:20 AM on April 24, 2019

It's been a fun and interesting ride, but the time finally came for the first House That Beer Built to be dedicated!

New Real Estate Agent Checklist: How to Attract and Retain New Listings

Posted at 11:30 AM on April 22, 2019

So, you just became a real estate agent. Congratulations!

Now what?

The real estate industry is fun, challenging, and...

AmeriCorps Alumni Build

Posted at 9:11 AM on April 19, 2019

If you read our blogs frequently, you know that being an AmeriCorps member with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a great...

Online House Hunting Checklist: Tips to Narrow Down Your Search

Posted at 12:00 PM on April 17, 2019

Searching for your first home is so exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming, especially if you're not sure what you...

Habitat 500: Steve's 22 Years of Fundraising

Posted at 2:51 PM on April 16, 2019

Guest blogger: Steve O’MalleyHabitat 500 rider and supporter

All About Twin Cities Habitat Events

Posted at 4:08 PM on April 15, 2019

Have you heard about Twin Cities Habitat's Multiplying the Impact five-year fundraising campaign? It's all about folks like...

First-Time Homebuyers: Questions to Ask When Interviewing Realtors®

Posted at 9:30 AM on April 13, 2019

The process of buying your first home is exciting. It’s also complicated. But a good REALTOR® can guide you every step of the...

Allina Health and Twin Cities Habitat team up to support homeowners aging in place

Posted at 8:43 AM on April 12, 2019

 

St. Paul, MN – Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Allina Health have launched a partnership to support older low-income...

National Volunteer Week: Help Homeowners Age in Place

Posted at 9:45 AM on April 11, 2019

Guest Blog written by Pat LundTwin Cities Habitat Age In Place Program Manager

Twin Cities Habitat is responding to a growing...

Building Community through Volunteering & Advocacy

Posted at 9:00 AM on April 10, 2019

Guest blog written by Shannon Twiss, Lead Volunteer Coordinator, and Greta Gaetz, Local/Regional Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

The 10 "Worst things" about serving in the Habitat AmeriCorps Program

Posted at 10:15 AM on April 9, 2019

Guest blog written by Shannon Twiss, Lead Volunteer Coordinator

Welcome, reader, to my experience as an AmeriCorps member over...

National Volunteer Week Kick-Off 2019

Posted at 9:45 AM on April 8, 2019

Guest blog by Shannon TwissVolunteer Coordinator and AmeriCorps member

April 8-12 is National Volunteer Recognition week, not...

Homeownership Stories from Habitat Staff: Shereese's Story

Posted at 11:59 AM on April 4, 2019

We all have our own stories of home. This series shares those stories from Habitat staff. We'll explore questions like: what...

Melo's Story: The Most Famous House in North Minneapolis

Posted at 12:17 PM on April 3, 2019

We recently held a Stories of Home Contest where we asked Twin Cities Habitat homeowners to share a story answering the...

ReStore Recap: Deals, Donations, and First Hand Experiences

Posted at 3:58 PM on April 2, 2019

Through ReStore, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is able to provide the community with all kinds of home improvement supplies...

Holy Hammers: The Legacy of Faith in Action

Posted at 12:51 PM on March 28, 2019

The relationship between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Holy Hammers started in 1999, and continues to this day. The...

Tips for Writing an Irresistible House Offer Letter

Posted at 4:30 PM on March 27, 2019

 

The process of buying a home is essentially the same as it's always been. But when there are a lot of people who want to...

Advocacy 101: Why Twin Cities Habitat Advocates for Affordable Housing

Posted at 3:01 PM on March 22, 2019

What do you think about when you hear the word advocacy? For some people, advocacy might sound broad, unfamiliar, and even...

10 Days of AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Service Trip 2019

Posted at 11:30 AM on March 18, 2019

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

Apartment Hunting? Think Again! The Benefits of Homeownership

Posted at 11:00 AM on March 15, 2019

Are you almost at the end of your current lease and thinking about apartment hunting? Before you begin searching for another...

What is a CDFI and why is it great for Twin Cities Habitat?

Posted at 10:06 AM on March 14, 2019

In 2018, TCHFH Lending, Inc. (the wholly-owned nonprofit mortgage company of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity) became...

ReStore Recap: Make Your Shopping, Donating, and DIYing Earth-Friendly

Posted at 9:30 AM on March 13, 2019

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...

What Experts Expect From the 2019 Minnesota Housing Market

Posted at 10:29 AM on March 11, 2019

Are you planning to buy your first home in 2019? Congratulations! Homeownership is a goal for many people, and house hunting...

Tips on maintaining your home during wintertime in Minnesota

Posted at 1:00 PM on March 6, 2019

With the extreme snow and cold we've recently experienced here in the Twin Cities, our team of experts wanted to share their...

Chris Coleman creates C-Suite and welcomes four new Habitat board members

Posted at 10:44 AM on February 28, 2019

We’re so excited to introduce a newly restructured Executive Leadership Team at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and to...

Odds are, you know a renter who could buy a home with Habitat

Posted at 5:01 PM on February 25, 2019

You’ve probably heard about the affordable housing crisis we’re facing right now in the Twin Cities. Rents and housing costs...

Homeowner Buffy's Story Makes an Impact at Habitat on the Hill D.C.

Posted at 5:00 PM on February 21, 2019

It was halfway through our Habitat advocacy day in D.C., and we were really starting to feel the five miles of walking. Our...

Meet Wendy: A Habitat for Humanity Volunteer and Carpenter's Club Member

Posted at 9:38 AM on February 19, 2019

Wendy Harris is a giver. She gives her time, her talents, her knowledge, her friendship, her physical labor, and even her money...

ReStore Recap: A Month of Inspired DIY!

Posted at 1:36 PM on February 18, 2019

This past month on the ReStoration Corner Blog has been all about inspired DIY projects. Whether it's a calendar of crafts, a...

In her own words, Beth shares her neighborhood experience

Posted at 4:03 PM on February 15, 2019

We asked Beth a few questions about her experience with Jordan Week of Kindness and Twin Cities Habitat's A Brush with...

Can I Buy A Home if I Have Collections on My Credit Report?

Posted at 9:10 AM on February 14, 2019

Because buying a home is a big (and exciting!) investment, many people have questions about the finance part of the process. A...

A Place for Everything and Everyone

Posted at 2:58 PM on February 7, 2019

LaShonda was in a bind: with her good job as an x-ray technician, her income was too high to qualify for things like food or...

Habitat Homeowners Share Their Top Tips

Posted at 9:50 AM on February 5, 2019

Twin Cities Habitat recently expanded its homeownership program to include the option of buying with Habitat on the open real...

What Realtors® Should Know About Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program

Posted at 8:30 AM on February 1, 2019

When you think of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership Program, you might imagine a family buying a...

It takes more than a brush

Posted at 5:13 PM on January 28, 2019

A few years ago, Audua watched an A Brush with Kindness presentation during a Jordan Area Community Council board meeting,...

Living Commitment to Service

Posted at 12:00 PM on January 25, 2019

On January 21, AmeriCorps members across Minnesota gathered in service to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Excitement in the Air

Posted at 12:00 PM on January 24, 2019

If you haven't been to a Habitat dedication yet, we highly recommend them. These joyful events show the full extent of what...

ReStore Recap: Tidying Up and Making Tax-Deductible Donations with ReStore

Posted at 9:00 AM on January 23, 2019

If you've spent any time on Netflix or social media lately, chances are you've seen or read a mention of Marie Kondo. Her new...

All the ways you can donate land

Posted at 8:45 AM on January 16, 2019

Like many other nonprofits, Twin Cities Habitat is dedicated to making the most of every dollar entrusted to us. And just like...

A Year to Remember: 2018 in Review

Posted at 11:30 AM on January 14, 2019

Now that we've moved on to 2019, we wanted to look back on what made 2018 a truly unique and whirlwind year. So, buckle...

Habitat Priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session

Posted at 10:36 AM on January 10, 2019

The 2019 legislative session officially began on Tuesday, January 8, and Habitat is gearing up for an eventful and exciting...

Joe Khawaja to join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Chief Financial Officer

Posted at 1:15 PM on January 9, 2019

Joe Khawaja will join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Chief Financial Officer starting January 22.

Leaving a Legacy of Homeownership

Posted at 9:08 AM on January 8, 2019

When Don and Jo Gustafson finally sat down to create their will, they found it to be a surprisingly simple process. And their...

Why Winter Might Be Best Time to Buy a House in MN

Posted at 11:56 AM on January 3, 2019

Bare trees, fallen snow, and cold temperatures don't usually make you think of house hunting, but maybe it should. While...

January is National Radon Action Month

Posted at 10:30 AM on January 1, 2019

As a Gold Standard Radon Resistant Builder and January being National Radon Action Month, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity...

Homeownership Stories from Habitat Staff: Blake's Story

Posted at 10:56 AM on December 31, 2018

We all have our own stories of home. This series shares those stories from Habitat staff. We'll explore questions like: what...

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Bought a Home

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 28, 2018

As a first-time homebuyer, there are many things you'll learn and experience as you go through the process of buying your...

Celebrating our 9th Annual Homeowner Networking Event

Posted at 9:30 AM on December 27, 2018

Earlier this month, over 290 Habitat homeowners and family members came together to attend the 9th annual Homeowner Networking...

ReStore Recap: Holidays, Volunteering, DIY & End of Year Donations

Posted at 8:38 AM on December 26, 2018

 Take a peek at what's been happening over on the ReStoration Corner blog: holiday hours and volunteering, cheap DIY updates...

A Different Kind of Beginning

Posted at 2:00 PM on December 19, 2018

Every Habitat home dedication is unique in its own way, but the one held on December 12 was incredibly special for the home's...

Advocacy Success in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Posted at 8:43 AM on December 14, 2018

It has been a busy time for city budget decisions in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and Twin Cities Habitat Housing Heroes have...

Celebration of Committed Partnerships that Make Homeownership Possible

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 12, 2018

Dedications are one of the special pieces of Habitat's program. They help show the impact stable, affordable housing has on...

Homeownership 101: 9 Things To Do After Closing on a House

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 7, 2018

Congratulations, you’re a homeowner!

You paid your down payment, signed on the dotted lines, and are now holding the keys to...

A House to Call Home: LaVera's Story

Posted at 9:30 AM on December 6, 2018

With the holiday season in full swing, there's one thing that new Habitat homeowner, LaVera, has been looking forward to with...

Yes, in my backyard - and many more

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 3, 2018

This story began with a member of the Maple Grove community deciding to donate land and say "yes, in my backyard" to Twin...

It’s time to become a Winter Warrior!

Posted at 9:00 AM on December 1, 2018

Last year, over 300 Winter Warriors volunteered with Twin Cities Habitat between December and February. And now it’s time for...

ReStore Recap: From Window Installations to Toys for Tots!

Posted at 11:50 AM on November 30, 2018

The Twin Cities Habitat ReStore team is geared up and ready for the holiday season. With new DIY projects, donations, and ways...

House Hunting 101: Top Tips to Keep in Mind

Posted at 12:45 PM on November 29, 2018

Buying a house can be one of the most exciting moments in your life, especially if it’s your first home! Learning the basics...

Like Father, Like Son

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 29, 2018

At Twin Cities Habitat, the idea of generational impact is extremely prevalent. For partnering families, the stability and...

My Home for One is a Home for All

Posted at 11:52 AM on November 28, 2018

Toya has lived in her home for 28 years, and after years of giving she's finally getting the opportunity to receive.

Get Involved on #Giving Tuesday!

Posted at 9:55 AM on November 27, 2018

It's November 27—Happy Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a "global movement to inspire individuals to help others through the...

A Brush With Kindness Viewed by an AmeriCorps

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 26, 2018

Guest blog by Lillie TaggartSr. A Brush with Kindness Volunteer Facilitator

What happens when you describe your job to people?

Let us spread gratitude wherever we go

Posted at 10:15 AM on November 22, 2018

Last week, I called my friend in Chico, California, after hearing news of the most recent wildfires raging out West. He and...

Ideas to bring the family together over the holidays

Posted at 11:46 AM on November 20, 2018

With Thanksgiving just days away, are you looking forward to or dreading the family table conversations? If you fall into the...

Earnest Money: What Is It and How Is It Used to Buy a Home?

Posted at 1:49 PM on November 19, 2018

If you're shopping for a home today, you may have noticed a lot of other people looking at homes during your house hunt....

A Time for New Beginnings

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 17, 2018

In September began the new AmeriCorps year, and with that always comes change. This year; however, brought more changes than...

Understanding the Impacts of the 2018 Midterm Elections Results

Posted at 8:35 AM on November 16, 2018

Guest blog by Greta GaetzLocal/Regional Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

The 2018 midterm elections were held on Tuesday,...

Multiplying the Impact and Putting Values into Action

Posted at 9:13 AM on November 14, 2018

This past Monday, over 220 Habitat supporters gathered alongside staff to celebrate the public launch of our Multiplying the...

Excitement in the Air at Recent Home Dedication

Posted at 12:30 PM on November 9, 2018

After countless teams of volunteers, two AmeriCorps members, and one awesome Rhonda (the site supervisor) worked on the home...

Doing Good for the Head, Heart, and Soul

Posted at 8:49 AM on November 9, 2018

For Todd Roach and his family, giving has always been a part of family life.

Homeownership stories from Habitat Staff: Erin's story

Posted at 3:06 PM on November 6, 2018

We all have our own stories of home. This series shares those stories from Habitat staff. We'll explore questions like: what...

AmeriCorps Team Retreat 2018

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 5, 2018

In October, the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members went on a retreat at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi to focus on...

My First 150 Days as CEO: What we've done and where we're going

Posted at 10:00 AM on November 2, 2018

Now that Halloween is behind us, I know what you’re all thinking – what’s next? Luckily, we don’t have to wait until...

11 leaders from Twin Cities congregations put faith into action

Posted at 9:50 AM on October 31, 2018

October 18 was the 4th Annual Senior Pastor Build that brought 11 faith leaders to volunteer on a Twin Cities Habitat for...

Can I Take Out a Personal Loan to Cover a House Downpayment?

Posted at 9:30 AM on October 30, 2018

Buying a home is an exciting investment, but paying for the down payment can be a challenge. If your purchase includes a down...

ReStore Recap: Highlighting Volunteers, Easy DIY, and a ReStore Recycling update

Posted at 12:17 PM on October 27, 2018

The store team has had a busy fall season so far, with record-breaking donations and the ongoing efforts of our volunteers and...

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

Posted at 2:58 PM on October 25, 2018

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

A House Filled With Joy

Posted at 10:00 AM on October 22, 2018

Last Thursday, Twin Cities Habitat dedicated the home of the newest Habitat Homeowners, Ying and Kou. It was a gorgeous...

Women Who Give - Women Who Empower

Posted at 10:00 PM on October 18, 2018

Last week, we held the 7th annual Women of Habitat Hope Builders Luncheon at the Hilton Minneapolis. The event not only...

Yes, in my backyard: Finding my future

Posted at 10:00 AM on October 18, 2018

Guest Blog by Tom PrittinenTwin Cities Habitat Summer AmeriCorps Member

 

Hey folks!  As a guest writer for this blog, let me...

Federal Policy Updates from Team Advocacy

Posted at 11:25 AM on October 17, 2018

Guest blog by Pam JohnsonPolicy and Advocacy Manager

You spoke up, and our federal elected officials listened. Thanks to the...

Ryan Companies building homes and connections

Posted at 10:08 AM on October 15, 2018

“Always do the right thing,” instructs the big block letters on the back of a t-shirt. It’s early May on a construction site...

More than 700 women help build home in St. Paul

Posted at 8:40 AM on October 5, 2018

Guest Blog by CJ FitzsimmonsWomen Build Committee Member

Over the summer over 700 women came together to build a home in St....

How to Get the Documents You Need to Apply for Habitat Homeownership

Posted at 9:30 AM on October 4, 2018

If you have learned that you're eligible for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program, you will still need...