What is a Legislative Ambassador?
An ambassador is a volunteer advocacy position with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. They serve as the eyes and ears of Habitat on all things housing in their legislative district.
Why should you be a Legislative Ambassador?
It is a great opportunity for experience, to be engaged with other housing advocates and elected officials, and be in the know on housing issues. Most importantly, the position is an effort to serve our mission to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. You help to do this by making sure the public and elected officials are knowledgeable about affordable housing issues.
What does a Legislative Ambassador do?
- Attend local political events and represent Habitat on issues relating to housing continuum.
- Cover legislative hearings and committee meetings
- Accompany Habitat Government Relations Sr. Associate to individual legislator meetings
- Provide housing information from your district to Advocacy Department
- Stay in contact with your legislators about housing issues
- Recruit additional advocates
What is the commitment like?
This position is completely what you make of it! A typical commitment is about 2-5 hours a month.
What are the goals?
- Raise Housing as one of the top 5 Legislative Priorities for Voters and Elected Officials
- Increase the number of advocates for the entire housing continuum
- Create a closer connection between elected officials and TCHFH through increased communication and personal contact, thus generating stronger relationships and understanding of the need for housing.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in becoming a Legislative Ambassador, please call Trista Matascastillo at 612-305-7136 or complete the form at left.