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Reports: Other Housing

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 >

Quarterly Economic Pulse November 2012
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, November 2012, 4 pp.
Provides information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region, including data on the unemployment rate, layoffs, housing, underwater mortgages, and community basic needs.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse August 2012
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, August 2012, 4 pp.
Provides information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region, including data on the unemployment rate, layoffs, housing, and community basic needs.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse April 2012
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, April 2012, 4 pp.
Provides information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region, including data on the unemployment rate, layoffs, housing, and community basic needs.   more info >

What Lies Ahead: Population, Household and Employment Forecasts to 2040
Metropolitan Council, April 2012, 5 pp.
The Metropolitan Council forecasts population, households and employment for the seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul region with a 30-year time horizon. This forecast anticipates increasing demographic diversity and continued growth by 2040.   more info >

The G.I. Bill: America's largest affirmative action program
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, March 2012, 4 pp.
This paper looks at the long-term effects of the post-WWII G.I. Bill, specifically for people of color. Includes suggestions for evaluating public policies for their potential effects on communities of color.   more info >

The role of supportive housing in homeless children's well being: An investigation of child welfare and educational outcomes
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, February 2012, 31 pp.
This study tracks and compares the educational and child welfare outcomes of 70 children living with their families in supportive housing, alongside the outcomes of 342 children identified as homeless by school districts over the course of three years.   more info >

Results Minneapolis: NORTHnext Update 2012
City of Minneapolis, January 2012, 58 pp.
Focuses on changes in areas such as demographics, safety, youth development, economy and employment, physical environment and development in Minneapolis neighborhoods.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse December 2011
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, December 2011, 4 pp.
Provides information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region, including data on the unemployment rate, layoffs, housing, homelessness, and community basic needs.   more info >

Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
National Conference of State Legislatures; AARP Public Policy Institute, December 2011, 84 pp.
This report provides state legislators and officials concrete examples of state laws, policies and programs that foster aging in place. It focuses specifically on land use, transportation and housing strategies that help older adults age in their communities.   more info >

The High Quality of Life in Minnesota: Not Equally Shared by All
Minnesota Compass, December 2011, 2 pp.
In Minnesota, we take pride in our belief that all people have opportunities to become successful, but how well are we really doing? If you look at key statistics measuring our overall well-being, Minnesota ranks near the top in most categories. But dig a little deeper and you uncover glaring and persistent disparities.   more info >

Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Russell Sage Foundation, Brown University, November 2011, 33 pp.
This brief looks at trends in income segregation among families in urban neighborhoods during the last 40 years. It shows that as overall income inequality grew in the last four decades, high- and low-income families have become increasingly less likely to live near one another. Mixed income neighborhoods have grown rarer, while affluent and poor neighborhoods have grown much more common.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse September 2011
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, September 2011, 4 pp.
Provides information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region, including data on the unemployment rate, layoffs, housing, and community basic needs.   more info >

Permanent supportive housing evidence-based practices
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), July 2010
SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Practice KITs (Knowledge Informing Transformation) promote the use of evidence-based practices in mental health. This KIT focuses on permanent supportive housing, in which safe, affordable community-based housing is linked to voluntary and flexible support and services designed to meet tenants’ needs and preferences.   more info >

2009 Metro Residents Survey
Metropolitan Council, February 2010, 47 pp.
Results of a survey of Twin Cities residents which asks them to rank the region's top public concerns and quality of life.   more info >

Preserving affordability and access in livable communities: subsidized housing opportunities near transit and the 50+ population
AARP Public Policy Institute, September 2009, 117 pp.
This study analyzed the location of affordable housing in 20 metropolitan areas across the United States, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, measuring the amount of that housing within certain distances of transit.   more info >

Federal program overview & resources
Minnesota Housing Partnership, July 2009, 8 pp.
Guide to help track federal housing programs and resources for Minnesota.   more info >

The impact of foreclosures on families and communities
The Urban Institute, May 2009, 54 pp.
This report explores the effects that increased home foreclosures have had on both families and communities. It distills the most important findings on the impacts of the foreclosure crisis and offers recommendations on designing strategies to address it.   more info >

Subprime lending and foreclosure in Hennepin and Ramsey counties
Center for Regional and Urban Affairs, University of Minnesota, July 2007, 5 pp.
This report traces the rapid rise of foreclosures in the Twin Cities during the first quarter of 2007, examining the beginning of  the mortgage industry crisis.  It discusses the impact of foreclosures on homeowners and on neighborhoods, and documents Minnesota legislative action on subprime lending practices.   more info >

Growing older in America: The Health & Retirement Study
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 2007, 108 pp.
A national sample of adults over 50 were interviewed to gather information about their physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial situations, family support systems, work status, and retirement planning.   more info >

The Affordability index: A New tool for measuring the true affordability of a housing choice
Brookings Institution, January 2006, 24 pp.
This index from the Brookings Institution’s Urban Markets Initiative quantifies the impact of transportation costs on the affordability of housing choices and the savings derived from living in “location efficient” communities.  It highlights the results from testing the index in a seven-county area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. To demonstrate the usefulness of this tool at a neighborhood level, the report presents the effect of transportation and housing choices on three hypothetical low- and moderate-income families in each of four different neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.   more info >

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Addressing Housing Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
Highlights how HUD and other federal agencies are addressing the housing challenges of formerly incarcerated individuals.   more info >

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