About Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota

Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota (Habitat Minnesota) is a statewide support organization for Minnesota affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. We provide resources to the 25 Minnesota affiliates to advance their work to create and preserve affordable homeownership.

Habitat Minnesota was created in 1997 initially as a financial intermediary, providing centralized distribution of capital to affiliates. Today, Habitat Minnesota offers a range of programs, including resource development, advocacy, training, and networking.

Guiding Philosophy

Founded in Christian principles, centered in a radical effort to create and live out a vision for our world where everyone has a safe, stable and affordable place to live, Habitat Minnesota is committed to an intersectional approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. ​

We are on a journey with an intentional pursuit of equity in housing to create a world where there is no housing discrimination in our communities.

All people have a right to a safe, stable and affordable place to live, and we are working towards dismantling the systemic barriers to this goal for communities who have been historically marginalized and intentionally left behind.

Habitat Minnesota is an affordable homeownership leader bringing about systemic change and advancing our mission, so all people have a safe, stable, and affordable home. 

Organizational Values

Racial Equity: Affordable homeownership is key to eliminating racial disparities in education, health, and wealth and our system is inequitable today. We are responsible for and pursue work towards advancing racial equity in affordable homeownership. ​

Leadership: Habitat Minnesota is an affordable housing leader bringing about systemic change and advancing our mission, so all people have a safe, stable, and affordable home. ​

Growth and Resilience: Through creativity, responsiveness, and industry expertise, we adapt and pivot as our communities’ needs change and adjust. Strong networks integrate and advance learning. Strong networks are resilient. ​

Community: We believe our community is one of our greatest assets and we strive to deepen Habitat’s collective impact in our region by centering collaboration, connection, and strong partnerships in our work.


Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope.

Through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota advances the work of Minnesota’s Habitat for Humanity affiliates to create and preserve affordable homeownership.


A world where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to live.

New Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2020 Highlights

  • 289 Minnesota families served statewide
  • Provided substantial pandemic response support to all affiliates, including Paycheck Protection Program access support.
  • 2020 Second Mortgage program launched
  • $2.3 million distributed to Minnesota affiliates, totaling $93.8 million distributed since 1997