World Habitat Day

Since 1986, the first Monday in October has been designated World Habitat Day by the United Nations. The U.N. considers safe, affordable housing to be a human right. According to Habitat International, 1 in 6 families in the United States spend at least half of their income on housing costs. When so much money is … Continue reading World Habitat Day

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Meet the Care-a-Vanners

It was great to get to know the Care-a-Vanners while they were in town! Most of them spend about 6 or 7 weeks on the road a year, visiting different Habitat build sites across the country. Sometimes they visit sites close to home in Minnesota, but they've also gone as far away as Texas and … Continue reading Meet the Care-a-Vanners

Back to School: Housing and Education

As students in Minnesota return to school this week it is worth reflecting on the ways that housing can affect educational outcomes. This research summary from the Center for Housing Policy discusses the ways that a child's housing situation can affect their education. Affordable housing helps students achieve more by reducing stress caused by homelessness, … Continue reading Back to School: Housing and Education