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resilient. hopeful. together. at home. annual report July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Resilient. Hopeful. Together. At Home.

Whether you are a homeowner, volunteer, supporter, client, advocate, team member, or neighbor, you are part of a very special Habitat community....

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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity volunteers prepare to lift a wall at a Habitat build site.

On a Mission, Together

Imagine, for a moment, the sounds of a Habitat construction site. Hammers striking nails. Table saws whirring. Celebratory cheers as walls are...

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celebrating pride and the ongoing fight for equity - white text over orange paint stroke with rainbow house icons in the background

Celebrating Pride—and the Ongoing Fight for Equity

The fight for a more equitable and just world takes many forms. During the last year, we’ve witnessed a global movement for Black lives. People all...

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Celebrating Juneteenth: An Interview with Lee Jordan [VIDEO]

Co-authored by Shoreé Ingram, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer, and Kaitlyn Dormer, Communications Manager...

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A group of socially-distanced people at a Habitat build site standing with their arms out

CEO Chris Coleman Reflects on the Pandemic Year

One year ago, I spent a good portion of my Saint Patrick’s Day in the Atlanta airport. It is not the place that any proud Irishman wants to spend...

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Chris coleman swinging a hammer outside a Habitat house in a blue sweatshirt, green hard hat, and face mask

A Thanksgiving Message from Chris Coleman

What a year this has been. I think it began fifty months ago. And it seems like a long ways from ending. As someone said: is this March 258th? But,...

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Shereese Shereese Turner smiling in front of a gray background, wearing a white shirt, black formal jacket, and black and white striped glasses.

Career Turning Points

Guest blog by Shereese Turner, Chief Program Officer I have been extremely fortunate for over the last 20 years to have held many positions in...

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A 1.5-story house in Frogtown, with a pitched roof, peach siding, brown trim, and a white front door with an enclosed porch. A sidewalk stretches out from the door past the parking to reach the street. There are two white houses on either side of it.

Unequal Access to 'First National Bank of Mom'

I bought my first house when I was 24 years old. I had just finished my first year of law school and was still living at home. My mom, after raising...

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volunteer standing outdoors in a light blue shirt, tan overalls, blue baseball cap and a black mask, wearing ear protection while using a power saw.

CEO Chris Coleman reflects on an unprecedented year and the path forward

As we turn the corner to start a new fiscal year at Twin Cities Habitat, I find it hard to remember what things were like before the pandemic began...

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Juanita with her husband and five children outside of their Habitat home.

Support the At Home Fund for #GiveAtHomeMN

This week is #GiveAtHomeMN week—a reminder for us all to give back to the organizations giving so much throughout Minnesota during this crisis....

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