Looking for new and notable information to help you dig deeper into an issue? Start with these featured reports and web sites, and then browse through our full selection by topic.
Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America: National Estimates
Voices of Youth Count, November 2017, 16 pp.
This report highlights results from a national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in America. The study captures youth homelessness broadly, including sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running away, being kicked out, and couch surfing. Overall, findings show one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. more info >
Homelessness in Minnesota, 2015 Study
Wilder Research, June 2017
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness. more info >
State of the State's Housing 2017
Minnesota Housing Partnership, March 2017, 56 pp.
This report spotlights key trends in Minnesota housing like the gap between housing costs and salaries, ranks counties on benchmarks like renter cost burden, and showcases issues like aging housing stock with dynamic maps. Building on the county profiles released each year since 2009, this report continues to benchmark progress at the state, region and county levels. more info >
Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Pilot for Homeless or Highly Mobile Families with School-Age Children
Minnesota Department of Education, February 2017, 9 pp.
This evaluation assessed a rental assistance program aimed at ending homelessness among Minnesota students. The program stably housed 90% of the families served. Results show that the students with stable housing had better attendance than students facing homelessness, and that the students facing homelessness without rental assistance missed enough school to be considered chronically absent. more info >
Sold Out: Apartment Property Sales are Skyrocketing in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Will Affordable Rental Units Disappear?
Minnesota Housing Partnership, October 2016, 28 pp.
This report analyzes data from apartment property sales in the Twin Cities region and the impact on the availability of affordable housing. more info >
Big Picture Project Progress Reports
Twin Cities LISC, June 2016, 8 pp.
The Big Picture Project developed a plan to create and preserve affordable housing along the Central Corridor. These reports track key indicators of progress. more info >
Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience. more info >
Prosperity Now Scorecard
Ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia on performance measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care and Education. more info >
HUD Research Library
Includes reports, publications, periodicals, and data from HUD and other sources. Topics include: affordable housing, community development, homelessness, supportive housing, housing statistics, and more. more info >
Online guide to state and local housing policy that provides examples of solutions for expanding the availability of affordable housing. Includes guidance on how to create a comprehensive and effective housing strategy. more info >
Peer City Idenfication Tool
Peer cities are cities that are experiencing similar trends or challenges. Identifying a a peer city can give needed context to policymakers and practitioners. This tool is a data comparison and visualization instrument that draws on city-level indicators from the American Community Survey and historical Decennial Census records to identify groups of similar cities along economic, demographic, social, and housing dimensions. more info >