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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 >
Ninth District Insight: A Front-line Perspective on the Economic Health of Low- to Moderate-Income Communities
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, November 2013, 13 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 >
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 >
Homelessness in Minnesota 2012 Study
Wilder Research, September 2013, 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, including a specific report for the Fargo-Moorhead area, to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness. more info >
The State of the Nation's Housing
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, June 2013, 44 pp.
This is an annual assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and summarizes important trends in the economics and demographics of housing. 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 >