Twin Cities Habitat’s Global Village Tradition

    Since Twin Cities Habitat’s inception in 1985, more than $3,000,000 has been pledged to support our international partners, making Twin Cities Habitat one of only a handful of affiliates to surpass this major milestone in support of the global mission.

    In 2010, Twin Cities Habitat made a four-year commitment to focus this financial support on Habitat for Humanity’s work in Costa Rica and Haiti. In 2013, we announced a new partnership with Habitat in Ethiopia. In 2015, we renewed these commitments and integrated them into our new strategic plan.

    This past winter, we led our inaugural trip to Ethiopia, and celebrated six years of building in Costa Rica.

    We invite you read below and learn about how Twin Cities Habitat is changing lives in Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Haiti.

    Global Village local
    build week

    Have you participated in a Global Village trip before, or would you like to learn more about these opportunities? Each summer, past trip participants reunite to build for a week as volunteers on a Habitat home here in the Twin Cities. 

    Thanks to everyone who supported our third annual Global Village Gone Local build! Stay tuned for info about the next opportunity to build with fellow team members and raise awareness for affordable housing here and around the world!”

    Email for more information and to sign up for this year's local build.

    Global Engagement Blog

    Family Behind Canetani Vacation Properties Combines Volunteering with Travel and Fun

    For Dave and Jane of Canetani Vacation Properties, giving back is almost always a fun, family affair. Whether they’re forging new relationships on a...Read more

    Habitat Haiti: Partner Affiliate Update

    With the recent news and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, we wanted to provide an update from our partner affiliate in Haiti: "The...Read more

    "Yaa Mana Ofii" -- Home is Everything for Habitat Homebuyers

    “Yaa mana ofii.” This Oromo language phrase is very common in Ethiopia. It means, “home is everything.” Yemane and Bizunesh, who bought their...Read more

    Costa Rica


    Though Costa Rica has a fairly stable economy, large government deficits, due to interest payments on exorbitant internal debt, have undermined efforts to maintain the quality of social services. Inflation rates remain at more than 10 percent, while an estimated 35 percent of the population lives in inadequate housing. 

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    Twin Cities Habitat is excited to introduce Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia as our newest tithe partner! In recent years, nearly 47% of our homebuyers here in the Twin Cities have their roots in Ethiopia, and we are looking forward to furthering this connection and improving housing conditions in that country. 

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    On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Thousands of buildings and homes were destroyed. Millions of people were affected and more than 1 million people were left displaced or homeless. No one yet knows when Haiti will be ready to take on volunteer groups so there is no plan currently to include this as a tithe partner trip. 

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    Where the money goes

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

    86.4% Programs & Services, 10.4% fundraising, 3.2% Administration

    Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171. NMLS ID 400065