Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

In 2000, to celebrate the Family Housing Fund’s 20th Anniversary and to raise awareness of the great need for affordable housing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the Family Housing Fund sponsored “Home Sweet Home: An Affordable Housing Art Exhibit.”

Through the work of 23 local artists, the exhibit portrays a wide range of housing circumstances-from the stark images of homelessness to the celebrations of a family moving into its first home. Several artists worked with children living in affordable housing to create images of what it means to have a home. Also, the Family Housing Fund sponsored a poetry/essay contest for residents and children living in affordable housing. The winning entries are displayed with the exhibit.

The Family Housing Fund is deeply grateful to the artists, children, and residents who, through their talents and efforts, have helped us uniquely convey the importance of affordable housing in our community. The Family Housing Fund would like to especially thank The McKnight Foundation, The Travelers Companies (formerly The St. Paul Companies), and The Minneapolis Foundation for their contributions to the Family Housing Fund’s Public Education Initiative.

We hope you enjoy viewing our online gallery. For more information about the exhibit, individual pieces, or to use the artwork, please contact us.

Go to the Home Sweet Home Gallery