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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 >
Household Expenditures and Income
The Pew Charitable Trusts, March 2016, 20 pp.
This chartbook uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey to explore household expenditures, examining changes in overall spending and across individual categories from 1996 to 2014. By examining household spending, it helps to shed light on family financial security over time, and especially in recent years. more info >
Homelessness in Minnesota 2015 Study
Wilder Research, March 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 >
Brain Injury in the Homeless Community - Where Do We Go from Here
Wilder Research, January 2016, 10 pp.
Summary of a dialogue intended to create ideas for more effective and sustainable approaches to the identification and support of people who are homeless and have brain injuries. more info >
Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation
Urban Institute, December 2015, 212 pp.
Presents outcomes of the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration program and lessons learned from this initiative to end veteran homelessness. more info >
Visible Child Initiative
Wilder Research, December 2015, 25 pp.
The Family Housing Fund's Visible Child Initiative created the Children's Mental Health Project to address trauma, teach positive parenting skills, and enhance the social emotional well-being of homeless children. The evaluation looks at the pilot project's effect on children and families. The Homeless Adolescent Parent Project involved talking to homeless adolescent parents to learn more about their experiences. more info >
Prevention Programs Funded by the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, November 2015, 332 pp.
Describes prevention programs funded by the national Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. Identifies lessons learned for future efforts to prevent homelessness. 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 >
Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 2015, 308 pp.
This report presents the short-term outcomes of families enrolled in the Family Options Study, a multi-site random assignment experiment designed to study the impact of various housing and services interventions on homeless families. more info >
The Livability Economy: People, Places, and Prosperity
AARP, July 2015, 28 pp.
This report shows how livability initiatives contribute to improved economic performance and a more vibrant, desirable, and competitive environment for housing and commercial investment. The framework of the report focuses on design factors that feature four livability outcomes that benefit older adults and people of all ages, including compactness, integration of land uses, housing diversity, and transportation options. more info >
Central Corridor Key Outcomes
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, June 2015, 60 pp.
Annual report designed to inform the impacts of the Central Corridor light rail transit line on the regional economy and adjacent neighborhoods. more info >
Local Initiatives Promote Homeownership in Indian Country
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, May 2015
Residents of Indian Country face a diverse set of housing challenges. This report discusses the promotion of homeownership as a way to alleviate the pressing need for suitable homes, highlighting local initiatives to overcome obstacles to homeownership by supporting infrastructure development, increasing access to mortgage credit, cultivating financial literacy, and providing direct financial assistance to homebuyers. 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 >