ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity will begin preparing the location of its new headquarters this summer. The building, which will be located at the southeast corner of Prior Avenue and University Avenue in St. Paul, will be an inviting space for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to serve families and engage partners in its mission. Demolition of the current building on this site will begin on Monday, August 13 as the first phase of work to prepare the space to break ground for the new building. The official groundbreaking will occur in the first half of 2013. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity anticipates moving staff into the new building in late 2013, with full operations scheduled for early 2014.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's new headquarters will serve as the home of Habitat's five programs and support expanded engagement with homeowners, volunteers and partners. The project is being funded by a capital campaign, A New Home for Habitat, supported by local individuals, foundations and corporations.
In the past 25 years, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has served more than 7,000 families. Over the next three years, Habitat will serve an additional 5,800 families. The new headquarters will help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity reach this goal of serving more families through homeownership, home repair services, homebuyer/homeowner education, mortgage foreclosure prevention and public policy advocacy on housing issues.
"Our new, centrally located headquarters will better serve our families and support our mission of eliminating poverty housing in the Twin Cities," said Sue Haigh, president of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. "We are excited to have a new home for our operations that will support our commitment to exponentially increase our outreach to Twin Cities families."
The new location will be easily accessible via light rail upon completion of the Central Corridor transit line, scheduled for 2014. The light rail route, which will run from St. Paul to Minneapolis, has a planned transit stop one block from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's new headquarters.
About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
The mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. An award-winning nonprofit housing developer, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.
SOURCE Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity