Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the seven-county metro region by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.
Bring people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and advance racial equity in housing.
An equitable Twin Cities region where all families have access to the transformational power of homeownership.
Rooted in faith and community
Inspired by hope
Committed to anti-racism
Driven to innovate
The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors is composed of 30-35 members who uphold our mission to eliminate poverty housing in the Twin Cities and ensures the vitality and sustainability of our organization.
Here at Habitat for Humanity, we have teams that work with donors, volunteers, partner families, and our community partners to help bring our mission to life in the Twin Cities. Guiding us on that mission is our Leadership Staff.
The Advisory Council is comprised of Habitat Homeowners and community representatives, and they are critical to Habitat's success and the impact of our work in the community.
History of Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity was first imagined at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan in 1942, Koinonia Farm was committed to community and racial equity.
In 1973 at Koinonia Farm, Jordan and Millard and Linda Fuller developed the concept of “partnership housing,” which emphasized people working side by side to build decent, affordable homes. From that idea, Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976. Today, Habitat affiliates work in more than 1,400 communities and 70 countries.
Twin Cities Habitat was established in 1985 by a Lutheran congregation in South Minneapolis. Since then, more than 1,500 families have partnered with us to achieve affordable homeownership. Twin Cities Habitat is one of the highest-regarded Habitat affiliates worldwide.
Habitat for Humanity International (“Habitat”) and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.