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Habitat houses: Recognizing best-in-class designs

From building resilient, hurricane-proof homes in Florida to prototyping with a 3D-printed home in Virginia, Habitat affiliates in the U.S. seek innovative solutions to local, pressing needs. The 2021 Habitat House Design Contest sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie invited local affiliates to submit their home designs across a range of categories, including equity, multifamily, sustainability and many more. 

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What is a mortgage?

In this mortgage guide, learn about the most common types of mortgages, how they work and the ways Habitat improves access to affordable mortgages.

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Closing the racial homeownership gap in the Twin Cities

The homeownership gap between Black and white households is more prominent in Minnesota’s Twin Cities than in any other metropolitan area, with the nation’s largest Black and white homeownership gap at 51 percentage points — more than 20 percentage points above the national average. Learn how Twin Cities Habitat is responding to the challenge of closing the gap.

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