Habitat for Humanity

Summer 2017

Holy Spirit will be working again this summer as part of Interfaith Builders, a 10-congregation consortium of area churches and temples. This year we will work on a home at 930 Fuller Ave. in St. Paul’s Midway/Frogtown area. We’ll be working Monday through Friday during the weeks of Aug. 21 through Sept. 1 beginning at 8:15 a.m. each day.

To register to volunteer, visit the Twin Cities Habitat Interfaith Builders website.

To volunteer as a site host (helping out on site with organization, picture taking, meal setup; not necessarily construction), please contact Sue Lyons at cssmlyons@gmail.com or at (651) 699-6878.

It’s always a fun and rewarding time, so please join us!


Habitat for Humanity helps meet a basic need; decent, affordable housing. The population served is one that otherwise falls through the cracks: low and moderate-income families. The guidelines for consideration for a Habitat home are strict, and include attending Habitat homeowner training, contributing up to 250 hours of sweat equity (by working on a construction site or at the ReStore, or volunteering in the office), having no previous home ownership and meeting the income guidelines to ensure owners can make their mortgage payments. Habitat for Humanity provides affordable, profit-free, interest-bearing mortgages to the families. Twin Cities Habitat offers the opportunity to buy a Habitat-built home or a home of their choosing on the open market. TCHFH  works  with the client to determine what’s affordable and to assist  in the buying process.

Priority is given to families currently in dangerous or at-risk living situations or in substandard housing.

In addition to the Homeownership program, TCH offers these other services:

  • A Brush With Kindness: Twin Cities Habitat helps preserve homeownership by making critical repairs through a program called A Brush with Kindness. Staff and volunteers help paint and repair the homes of qualified, low-income families, veterans, and seniors. A Brush with Kindness inspired Habitat's repair programs worldwide.
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention: Twin Cities Habitat’s Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program helps Minneapolis families facing foreclosure to explore their options and determine if their home is affordable long-term. Clients receive professional counseling, advocacy and referrals free of charge. See if Habitat can help save your home.
  • ReStoreThe ReStore is a home improvement outlet open to the public. Quality, donated home furnishings, furniture and building supplies are sold at a fraction of the original cost. All revenue supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s work building, rehabbing and repairing homes for hard-working local families.