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Reports: Featured

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 >

Homelessness in Minnesota 2015 Study
Wilder Research, September 2016
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 >

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 >

Community Needs Assessment for Ramsey and Washington Counties
Wilder Research, October 2015, 37 pp.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties focuses on bringing together resources to reduce poverty. A community needs assessment was conducted in 2012 and 2015 with low-income residents. The survey asked about employment, housing, education, health, and other family needs and included questions about Community Action services. The reports also present poverty data for Ramsey and Washington counties.   more info >

Web sites

Assets & Opportunity 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 >

Twin Cities Housing Policy
Tools and resources to inform citizens and assist in advocating for improved affordable housing policy in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.   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 >

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
News, events, research, and advocacy information on health-care issues related to homelessness.   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 >

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