Twin Cities Habitat Housing Heroes

Everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable home

Minnesota's legislative session started on January 3, 2017, and we're excited to continue working to solve our community's housing challenges. A lot of new lawmakers will be at the Capitol in St. Paul. They need to hear from you.

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Become a Housing Hero!

Thank you to everyone that attended Habitat on the Hill 2017

 

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.

Twin Cities Habitat, as part of Homes for All, will request $130 million in investments for safe, stable, and affordable housing across the state:

  • Invest $100 million in bonds for housing to build and preserve housing throughout Minnesota.
  • Include an additional $30 million in the state budget for programs that help prevent homelessness, provide supportive services, and promote home ownership.


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.

Advocacy Updates

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Housing Heroes at the capitol in 2016

This year, Twin Cities Habitat was proud to again join forces with the Homes for All MN alliance to secure bonds for housing! Unfortunately, as session wrapped up late at night on May 23, no bonding bill was passed. We are disappointed because we know our communities cannot wait and that these funds for housing are needed today.

However, we do have cause to celebrate - we successfully prevented a $5 million cut to the Challenge Fund by sharing with legislators how these funds are essential to Habitat affiliates across Minnesota!

Thank you, Housing Heroes, for all your hard work to generate bipartisan support for housing. Housing Heroes contacted their legislators more than 3,200 times through legislative visits, a press conference rally, three Habitat Off the Hill events, as well as numerous emails, phone calls, postcards, and letters.