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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

MISSION: To eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. VISION: We see a Twin Cities region where hard-working families can own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, and quality schools. We help make decent affordable housing a matter of our collective character - by continuing to build and preserve homes, by supporting families, and by engaging the community in our mission.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/19/2011
3001 4th Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-331-4090
Fax: 612-331-1540
Other Names Used A Brush with Kindness
EIN 36-3363171
Principal Staff Susan Haigh, President & CEO
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Gerry Stenson
Number of Board Members 29
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 21.8
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Community impact during FY2011 reflects tangable outcomes from our work. These include: * 55 families moved into an affordable Habitat home; for a total of 854 families since 1985 being provided affordable homeownership. * 128 homeowners received repairs to their home allowing them to remain in their neighborhood; for a total of 1,259 since 1998. * 628 Minneapolis residents were provided foreclosure counseling. * 23,000 volunteers were engaged this year from communities across the Twin Cities. * The organization successfully hosted the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. * Neighborhood Revitalization Iniative was launched as a pilot community development program.
Current Goals
Organization goals continue to reflect direct involvement in providing affordable homeownership and community stabilization. FY2012 goals include: * Build and sell 60 affordable homes to low-income families. * Provide repair services to 125 homeowners, allowing their home to remain affordable. * Provide foreclosure counseling to 600 Minneapolis residents. * Provide North Minneapolis tornado recovery assistance- Perform major rebuilding to 10 homes allowing owners to return to their homes. Provide 15 homeowners major repair services allowing them to continue living in their home. * Engage over 20,000 volunteers in Habitat for Humanity's mission. * Extend advocacy and neighborhood revitalization programs.
Community or Constituency Served
HOMEOWNERSHIP - Serving the seven-county metro, we build and renovate affordable homes for sale to low-income families with Habitat's zero percent mortgage. Habitat works with selected homebuyers, volunteers and staff to build quality homes and to prepare homebuyers for successful homeownership. Applicant families must earn less than 50% (approximately $38,500) of the area median income, be first-time homebuyers, meet Habitat's credit standards and provide sweat-equity toward home construction. A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS - Serving the seven-county metropolitan area, the "A Brush With Kindness" program helps preserve homeownership by assisting low-income homeowners with repairs and deferred maintenance, restoring quality living standards. Applicants must earn less than 50% of area median income. MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE PREVENTION - Serving the City of Minneapolis, the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention program helps families examine their options when faced with foreclosure. The program is available to any Minneapolis homeowner at risk of losing their home who wants a realistic assessment of their long-term ability to afford the home. Clients receive professional counseling, advocacy and referrals free of charge. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - While Habitat is best known for creating and preserving homeownership, our mission also includes creating public awareness of the importance of housing to our community. Twin Cities Habitat engages in targeted community outreach, direct and grassroots advocacy efforts, service learning and online education.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $14,937,967 87.5%
Management: $513,016 3%
Fundraising: $1,629,429 9.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $20,065,976 $19,772,798 $20,042,382
Beginning of Year $19,772,798 $20,042,382 $19,113,356
Difference $293,178 ($269,584) $929,026
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $20,065,976
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
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