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Twin Cities Habitat advocates at the local, state, and federal levels to protect and expand policies and resources for affordable housing and thriving communities.

Public Policy Goals

Twin Cities Habitat invites YOU to help make affordable housing a reality for ALL! Together, we work to:

  • Advance affordable ownership opportunities,
  • Promote access to safe, quality, and affordable housing across the continuum of housing,
  • Promote financial stability for individuals and families, and
  • Cultivate and preserve healthy and vibrant communities.

Cost of Home

Twin Cities Habitat is proud to join Habitat organizations across the country in Cost of Home, a five-year national advocacy campaign. Together, we will improve home affordability for 10 million people in the U.S. in the next five years, making the cost of home something we can all afford. You can join the Cost of Home campaign by signing our petition for affordable housing >

 

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2019 Legislative Session

2019 Legislative Session

Thanks to your advocacy, in partnership with the Homes for All coalition, we achieved some strong wins in the affordable housing arena! Overall, Minnesotans will see a nearly $80 million increase in new housing investments for affordable homeownership, rental assistance, and emergency shelter, including:

  • $60 million for housing bonding
  • $15 million for MN Housing-supported programs, including:
    • $5 million one-time increase for Challenge Grant
    • $500,000 for Workforce Home Ownership Minnesota (WHOM) bill, and an ongoing $500,000 per biennium as part of the base budget
    • $400,000 to reinstate a housing credit for manufactured home park homeowners
  • $3 million for emergency housing support through the Department of Human Services
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Sign up for Action Alerts

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity invites all Minnesotans to become active partners in our goal to eliminate poverty housing. Action alerts from the Habitat Advocacy Team offer opportunities to amplify your voice through simple actions. Multiply your impact in our community by signing a petition, engaging with a policy maker, attending a public meeting, and participating in Habitat on the Hill. Together we can ensure that everyone has the right to a safe, stable, and affordable home.

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Advocacy Updates

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