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Every family

deserves a foundation to build a future on and a place to call home

Building a vibrant and equitable Twin Cities

Home. It’s where children take their first steps and turn the pages of their first book. Homeownership is directly linked to healthier lives, continuing education, a viable workforce, and generational wealth.

Through this strategic plan, we’re responding to our community, expanding homeownership opportunities, and working to build forward together to create a community where every family has access to the transformational power of home.

 

Minnesota homeownership by race

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We can do more and do better

Homeownership is unaffordable and out of reach for too many people in Twin Cities communities. Racial gaps are slow to close, as Black Minnesotans continue to face the steepest barriers to attaining and sustaining homeownership. 

We recognize that we need to make our programs work better for Black families, and are building forward to do just that.

 

Building forward with intentionality

As an organization, we are building forward with intentionality – centering our work around those most historically impacted by housing discrimination, redlining, racial covenants, and systemic racial housing practices. 

We know that when we improve how we serve families and those most impacted by housing discrimination, our organization will be better and do better as we build forward together.

 

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90% of Habitat homeowners

feel better about their children's futures

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92% of Habitat families

have an adult family member who has returned to school

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41% of homeowners

say they go to the doctor
less now

"I want my kids to grow up and know they can go anywhere in this world and they always have a home to return to. I feel like this is the beginning of that."

- LeAndra, Habitat Homeowner Since 2019

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Strategic goals and priorities

Expand homeownership
opportunities

We're increasing homeownership production across the seven-county metro area through large-scale developments and innovative building strategies.

Key innovations:
Harrison Townhome Development

The Heights Development

 

Advance racial equity

We are building forward with intention by centering our work around those most historically impacted by systemic housing practices - advancing Black homeownership.

Key innovations:
Advancing Black homeownership through the Special Purpose Credit Program

Partnership with Black Men Teach to unlock homeownership for their clients

Engage the community
to strengthen our foundation

We're cultivating meaningful partnerships while building an inspiring organization where we can all thrive. We are balancing growth with financial and operational strength.

Key innovations:
Home Loan Impact Fund - celebrating 500 closings (Twin Cities Habitat and Bremer partnership)

Pathways to Success partnership with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Twin Cities R!SE

Sponsor community events, including Live Your Healthy Lyfe and the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

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"I’m so grateful and blessed that my happiest moments with my family occurred in the house that is capable of bringing all sorts of people together. A home that gives you love, comfort, and enjoyable, unforgettable memories that one, including myself, can only cherish."

- Sienna, Granddaughter of Habitat Homeowner Deborah

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Building forward together

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Serving 25% Black households

We are centering our work around serving more Black households to advance racial equity

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Creating 500+ homes

We are creating more opportunities designed to stabilize and preserve homeownership in the Twin Cities 7-county metro area

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Raising $80 million

We're raising $80 million to
support the community - so that all families have access to equitable homeownership

Celebrating our progress

At Habitat we're excited to share the work that we are doing in community to achieve our strategic plan goals and objectives. Follow our work in action.

2022

January

Launched 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

March

Received transformative $13.5 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

March

May

Renewed historic $125 million partnership for Home Loan Impact Fund with Bremer Bank

August

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity partners with the City of Lakes Community Land Trust to develop 17 townhomes in the Harrison neighborhood.

August

October

Launched Special Purpose Credit Program pilot to support existing families in our pipeline

December

Home Loan Impact Fund celebrated 500 closings

December

2023

January

Awarded $1 Million from Fannie Mae to develop regional approach to Advancing Black Homeownership

January

February

Welcomed six new board members to help guide this bold strategic plan

March

Hosted Town Hall to share progress on the Build Forward Together plan, including work to expand homeownership, advance racial equity, and engage the community to strengthen our foundation

March

April

Announced partnership at The Heights redevelopment, including creating up to 150 Habitat homeownership opportunities

June

Launched Pathways to Success partnership with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Twin Cities R!SE

June

Summer

Sponsored and participated in several community events, including Live Your Healthy Lyfe, Selby Jazz Fest, and Open Streets.

October

Announced that Twin Cities Habitat will host the 2024 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project! This event will bring thousands of volunteers to the Twin Cities in fall 2024 to build homes at The Heights.

October

December

Launched a groundbreaking partnership with Black Men Teach to provide pathways to homeownership for local Black male teachers.

2024

February

Local families began closing on homes in our Harrison Townhomes development in Minneapolis.

February

And beyond

Stay tuned for updates!
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