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You create home, and home is everything (2019-2020 annual report)

When you shop, donate, or volunteer at ReStore, you're not just helping Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you're creating the transformational power of homeownership for families in your community. See all you've helped accomplish in our annual report!

Home. It’s a shelter from storms. It’s where families celebrate together and comfort each other. It’s where you can let down your guard and be yourself. It's become our classroom, our office, and our workout studio. Home is essential for public health, as COVID-19 lays bare. And it’s a building block for racial equity.

This year has been hard. But you—you stepped up big time, joining with your neighbors in an outpouring of generosity to fight the twin crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism. From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, 735 families partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, including 105 families who bought homes of their own.

Thank You!

Home is Everything

"A pandemic. A global uprising for racial justice. What a challenging year it’s been for all of us. Through it all, you built firm foundations for local families. Your generosity made it possible for us to adapt when crises arose. Thank you."

– Chris Coleman, President & CEO, and John Walbrun, Chair, Board of Directors

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By creating homes with Habitat, you make transformation possible for hundreds of local families each year.

105 families bought homes with Habitat




people graduated from financial coaching into mortgage readiness



A Brush with Kindness home repair projects completed to preserve homeownership



seniors received home safety modifications through our Age Well at Home program



Habitat homeowners paid off their mortgages, bringing the total to 146



non-Habitat homeowners received counseling to prevent foreclosure

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international families bought homes thanks to our Global Impact Fund and Global Village volunteers

Total number of families who partnered with Habitat


Includes every family who had at least one financial coaching session toward homeownership




volunteers gave of their time on Habitat build sites, at A Brush with Kindness and Age Well at Home projects, in our ReStore Home Improvement Outlets, through advocacy actions, and more.


Top 3 ReStore Volunteers:

  1. Gordy Weaver, 719 hours

  2. John Leier, 696 hours

  3. Tom Melena, 333 hours


Home is Equity

Minneapolis RedlinedHomeownership is the primary way we build wealth and pass it down to future generations. But throughout history, racist housing policies kept BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Americans from owning homes and building equity. Today, Minnesota has some of the widest racial disparities between Black and White families in the nation.

We need to be as intentional in closing these disparities as we were in creating them.

This year, we’ve been reckoning with the legacy of systemic racism in housing. Join us in learning from the past to build a better future in our Race and Housing Resource Center.

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View more amazing facts like these on our visual annual report. 

View the entire Annual Report

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Topics: 2020, News