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Our Mission

Eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience.

Our Vision

A Twin Cities region where families can own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, and quality schools.

Our Values

Faith in Action: We are called by God to serve families in need. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds to our mission.

Hope: We provide hope and opportunity for families who seek a safe, decent home.

Community: We bring people from all walks of life together in our work.

Equity and Inclusion: We promote racial equity and strive to increase diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of our organization.

Integrity: We honor our commitments and act with fairness, honesty, and respect every day.

Perseverance: We continually strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.

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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.
Meet the Board of Directors
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.
Meet the Leadership Team
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.
Meet the Advisory Council

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 1,200 families have partnered with us to achieve affordable homeownership. Twin Cities Habitat is recognized as an Affiliate of Distinction and is one of the highest-regarded Habitat affiliates worldwide.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

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.

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