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2014 Annual Foreclosures in Minnesota: A Report Based on Sherriff's Sale Data
Minnesota Homeownership Center, March 2015, 17 pp.
Presents data on foreclosure activity in Minnesota's 87 counties in 2014, when the number of homes lost to foreclosure fell to the lowest level since 2005. more info >
Impacts of Habitat for Humanity Homeownership: Connections to Quality of Life
Wilder Research, February 2015, 90 pp.
Statewide study of Habitat homeowners in Minnesota that investigated the connection between home ownership and quality of life. more info >
Why Are the Twin Cities So Segregated?
Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, University of Minnesota Law School, February 2015, 34 pp.
This report describes the history of how the housing industry and education reformers contributed to racial segregation in housing and schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Discusses the potential for policy efforts to achieve racial integration. more info >
A New Model for the Provision of Affordable Homeownership
Urban Institute, January 2015, 33 pp.
This report explores the approach to encouraging homeownership practiced by Homewise, a homeownership organization based in New Mexico. Homewise's model suggests that with a carefully structured, vertically integrated system, homeownership can be encouraged in ways that better align risks and incentives for the counselor, borrower, and lender. more info >
Hunger and Homelessness Survey: A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities: A 25-City Survey
United States Conference of Mayors, December 2014, 112 pp.
Results of a survey of 25 U.S. cities, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, which includes data on the demand for food assistance, emergency shelter and transitional housing; the capacity to meet that demand; the causes of hunger and homelessness; efforts underway in each city to combat these problems; and the economic or social conditions that exacerbate these problems. more info >
Homelessness in Minnesota 2012 Study
Wilder Research, September 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, older adults, and other specific populations. 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 >