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Twin Cities Metropolitan Council Area Trends, Preferences, and Opportunities
Metropolitan Council, June 2014, 86 pp.
Looks at demographic trends, the future demand for housing, and the built space needed for jobs in 2020, 2030, and 2040. Also discusses how the redevelopment of nonresidential spaces could respond to the demand for attached residential and nonresidential development. more info >
Supportive Housing Outcomes in Minnesota
Wilder Research, May 2014, 153 pp.
A study of supportive housing in Minnesota, including time-limited transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. The study looked at the characteristics of the programs and the populations they serve, outcomes achieved by participants over time, and the program models that appear to work best for participants. more info >
Big Picture Project
Twin Cities LISC, May 2014, 8 pp.
The Big Picture Project developed a plan to create and preserve affordable housing along the Central Corridor. This report tracks key indicators of progress more info >
Homelessness in Minnesota 2012 Study
Wilder Research, May 2014, 67 pp.
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. Also includes reports for the Fargo-Moorhead area, veterans, and other specific populations. more info >
Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, May 2014, 152 pp.
Report, literature review, and brief on a study exploring the range of housing settings available to youth who age out of foster care. The report identifies opportunities to mitigate the risk of homelessness for this population and suggests opportunities for future research. more info >
Central Corridor Key Outcomes
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, April 2014, 63 pp.
Annual report designed to track change along the Central Corridor based on several housing, economic, and transit measures. The complete report provides breakouts for the East, Middle, and West segments of the corridor, as well as comparable data for the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul combined. The baseline report was released in March 2011. more info >
Return on Investment in the Jeremiah Program
Wilder Research, April 2014, 31 pp.
The Jeremiah Program provides supportive housing and services to break the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children. Wilder Research conducted a social return on investment (ROI) analysis of the program to estimate the economic value of the outcomes of the program compared to the associated investments. more info >
Ninth District Insight: A Front-line Perspective on the Economic Health of Low- to Moderate-Income Communities
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, April 2014, 12 pp.
Presents findings from a semiannual survey of community development and service organizations that is designed to provide insight on key indicators related to the economic health of low- to moderate-income communities. State-level data are available for states in the ninth district, including Minnesota and North Dakota. more info >
2014 State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014, 236 pp.
Presents the National Urban League's 2014 Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. more info >
Corridors of Opportunity
Wilder Research, April 2014, 95 pp.
This is a Twin Cities regional project to ensure that transit lines are planned with related developments (including jobs and affordable housing) so as to benefit low-income residents equitably as part of the overall economic development of the region. more info >
Nine Evidence-Based, Guiding Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness
Homeless Youth Collaborative on Developmental Evaluation, February 2014, 70 pp.
Set of principles that provide a cohesive framework that guides practice in working with homeless youth. more info >
Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
Metropolitan Council, January 2014
Information and data about diversity and equity in the Twin Cities. Looks at areas of concentrated poverty and indicators of opportunity. more info >
Reforming Subsidized Housing Policy in the Twin Cities to Cut Costs and Reduce Segregation
Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, January 2014, 32 pp.
Examines subsidized housing distribution and costs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and explores the ways that focusing subsidized housing in Minneapolis and St. Paul has intensified racial segregation and concentrated poverty. more info >
Heading Home: Minnesota's Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, December 2013, 56 pp.
A vision and plan to prevent and end homelessness, including action steps for state agencies and the private sector. more info >
The Tension in Affordable Housing: Are Current "Best Practices" Enough?
The McKnight Foundation, December 2013, 15 pp.
Discusses the challenges facing Minnesota's affordable housing sector. more info >
Evidence Matters: Aging in Place
US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, September 2013, 32 pp.
This edition of HUD's Evidence Matters publication focuses on aging in place. It includes articles on the trends underpinning the issue and looks at programs and policies for older adults that are accommodating a shift away from institutional living and toward aging in place with supports. Also includes articles that look at efforts to measure health cost savings and examples of community-centered solutions for aging at home. more info >
Minnesota Housing Baseline Measures Annual Report
The McKnight Foundation and Housing Link, September 2013, 39 pp.
This annual report tracks Minnesota affordable housing statistics, including homeownership, gap financing, funding, ending homelessness, foreclosures, and green housing. more info >
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 >
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 >