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

Become a Housing Hero!

PUBLIC POLICY GOALS

Twin Cities Habitat invites YOU to be a Housing Hero! 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.
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2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

This year, Twin Cities Habitat was proud to again join forces with Homes for All to secure resources for housing! Habitat Housing Heroes were active during the 2017 state legislative session—and all your work paid off as lawmakers approved significant investments in the places we call home:

  • $77M in bonds for housing will help build and rehab affordbale housing and emergency shelter.
  • Preservation of the Challenge Fund, a flexible tool that local communities can use to create new housing. Habitat affiliates throughout the state leverage these funds to build homes throughout the state.
  • A one-time increase of $3.5M to the Department of Human Services for housing programs and supportive services.

Thank you, Housing Heroes, for all your hard work to generate bipartisan support for housing. Housing Heroes took action more than 5,000 times through legislative visits, a press conference rally, Habitat On the Hill, as well as numerous emails, phone calls, postcards, and letters.

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SIGN THE PETITION

Tell lawmakers to prioritize housing and include it in bonding. Share your story about why housing matters to you. Help educate them with these facts: 

  • More than 600,000 MN families pay more than they can afford for housing. Affordable housing means families can focus on employment, education, and healthcare. 
  • Over 11,600 public school students experienced homelessness last school year. Access to stable housing improves school performance. 

Be a Housing Hero! 
Sign this petition to your legislators, asking them to continue to make housing a priority.

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Advocacy Updates

Our Homes, Our Voices National Week of Action

Guest Blog by Caitlin MagistadTwin Cities Habitat for Humanity Staff This past week, July 22 -29, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity joined Habitat affiliates and other affordable housing supporters...Read more

No Summer Break for Habitat Housing Heroes

The Habitat Housing Hero advocates were really active during the 2017 legislative session and all that work paid off as lawmakers approved significant investments in the places Minnesotans call home....Read more

Invest in the Places Minnesotans call home

Everything in life is better when you have a stable place to call home—school, jobs, health. Sadly, 7,300 Minnesotans experienced homelessness last year (more than half of them children) and...Read more

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