Now that Halloween is behind us, I know what you’re all thinking – what’s next? Luckily, we don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving for the next celebration. Twin Cities Habitat is throwing a big bash on Monday, November 12, and I want you all to join us as we launch the public phase of our Multiplying the Impact campaign.
Last week, we held the 7th annual Women of Habitat Hope Builders Luncheon at the Hilton Minneapolis. The event not only highlighted the impact that women can provide within the community, but it also shed light on the opportunities affordable housing can provide for families, especially families with children.
Happy World Habitat Day!
Over 30 years ago, the United Nations established the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day.
According to the U.N., this day is meant for us "to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It also reminds us we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns."
It's a day for reflection and action. It's for us to think globally, and act locally.
Minnesota must get its housing in order. Years of steady cost increases and stagnant wage growth have broken home economics across the state. Today’s families must spend significantly greater percentages of their income just on housing (25% of Minnesotans, and 45% of our renters, are cost-burdened and spending more than 30% of their money on housing). This squeezes budgets and forces painful choices that will have long-term consequences—both for individuals and our entire state.
This past week, on a gorgeous Monday afternoon, 128 golfers joined Twin Cities Habitat for the annual Raise the Roof Golf Tournament fundraiser.
What better way to celebrate National Homeownership Month than to welcome Habitat partner families to the place where they can live and grow together as a family?
Here's a recap of the wonderful homeownership milestones, including home closings, that have been achieved this month and this fiscal year!
Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford today joined a call for an immediate end to the family separation policy being implemented at the U.S. border. Reckford and leaders from other major nonprofit organizations that are members of Leadership 18 are urging the “Trump administration to immediately stop this wrong and immoral policy.”
I am so excited to join the Habitat team and the mission that you
support! It’s an honor to lead an organization that has such great impact—for families, children, and our entire community.