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Twin Cities Habitat Partners with MBCRE to Advance Racial Equity in Minnesota’s Ecosystem

Twin Cities Habitat Partners with MBCRE to Advance Racial Equity in Minnesota’s Ecosystem: An Exclusive Interview with Tiffani Daniels, Managing...

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Examining Minnesota's Current Homeownership Gap

A January 2024 article by NPR reported on a study that found housing is now unaffordable for a record half of all U.S. renters. When we focus on...

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Habitat Didn't Just Check a Box. They Changed.

Monisha Washington-Richard served on Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Black Homeownership Advisory Council, which was made up of Habitat...

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Open Road Fund Helps Build Black Wealth

In June 2023, Nexus Community Partners launched the Open Road Fund, a groundbreaking $50 million resource to help build wealth for descendants of the...

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Breaking Down Systemic Inequality in Voting and Housing for Black Americans

For generations, state and local governments systematically denied Black Americans access to educational resources and opportunities. It happened...

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Barriers Black Homebuyers Face

Black families in Minnesota face unique challenges when trying to buy a home. For generations, these barriers were overtly racist housing policies...

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Race and Housing Series: How Realtors Can Help Combat Historic Racism

Twin Cities Habitat believes it’s important to learn from our national and local history of racist housing policies as we build for the future. This...

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Race and Housing Series: Human Toll: A Public History of 35W

Twin Cities Habitat believes it’s important to learn from our national and local history of racist housing policies as we build for the future. This...

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Fannie Mae Awards $1 Million to Advance Black Homeownership in the Twin Cities

Advancing racial equity is a cornerstone of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's mission. In addition to working toward this goal within our own...

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How to Build Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Renting and owning a home is very different. When you rent an apartment or home, your rent becomes a profit for the owners. You never gain more value...

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