Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity dedicates 800th homeby Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — Elected officials and community groups will gather Monday to celebrate a benchmark for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
The group will dedicate its 800th home in the metro area.
President Sue Haigh said Twin Cities habitat has recently been concentrating its efforts in north Minneapolis.
"This particular project is in the Jordan neighborhood is the former site of an elementary school and it was vacant for over 25 years," Haigh said. "And it really represented the need for community reinvestment in the area."
Haigh said they intend to pursue more projects in this northside Minneapolis neighborhood.
"We are really going to be putting our emphasis on foreclosure rehabs," she said. "We will be working in the Hawthorne neighborhood in north Minneapolis; really showing that if you put a lot of investment into a concentrated area you can have a lot of impact."
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is nearly 25 years old.
Haigh said the chapter is among the top five in the U.S. for its number of dedicated homes. There are about 1,700 Habitat affiliates in the country.
Former President Jimmy Carter will be in town in October to help with area Habitat projects.