Ideas at work

Find initiatives and collaborations working on housing-related issues and learn about effective strategies for action.

initiatives and collaborations

Affordable Housing: Making it a Reality
Regional mayors' task force identifies ways to meet need for more affordable housing in the Twin Cities region.

The Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative
Public-private partnership to increase home ownership in communities of color.

Heading Home Minnesota
A statewide initiative to end the cycle of homelessness.

Database of publicly-funded affordable units in the 7-county metro area. Great place to find subsidized housing.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Generates policies, community support and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.

Evidence based strategies

These websites identify proven strategies to address this topic area.  Keep in mind that each source differs in their definition of what is "evidence-based" or "proven."

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) - Searchable registry of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Social Programs that Work - Includes information about social program interventions across an array of topics, including early childhood through postsecondary education, housing, employment, crime, and health and mental health. Sponsored by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy.

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Solutions Database - Searchable database of programs and practices that address homelessness.

Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass
Led by Wilder Research

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