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Reports: Homeownership

Housing Opportunity in Grand Forks County
Grand Forks County Housing Authority, July 2017, 64 pp.
This study analyzes housing opportunities in the smaller communities around the City of Grand Forks, using demographic information and public utility infrastructure data, along with public safety and educational information. The report provides baseline data and general guidelines to inform future residential development.   more info >

State of the State's Housing 2017
Minnesota Housing Partnership, March 2017, 56 pp.
This report spotlights key trends in Minnesota housing like the gap between housing costs and salaries, ranks counties on benchmarks like renter cost burden, and showcases issues like aging housing stock with dynamic maps. Building on the county profiles released each year since 2009, this report continues to benchmark progress at the state, region and county levels.   more info >

2016 Annual Foreclosure in Minnesota: A Report Based on County Sheriff’s Sale Data
Minnesota Homeownership Center, February 2017, 11 pp.
Presents data on foreclosure activity in Minnesota's 87 counties in 2016. The number of homes lost to foreclosure statewide declined by 26%  from 2015.   more info >

Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, January 2016, 18 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually.   more info >

Housing Scorecard
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, June 2015, 8 pp.
Monthly scorecard on the health of the nation's housing market. Includes indicators on homeownership, home prices, home sales, home affordability, and more.   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 >

2014 Annual Foreclosures in Minnesota: A Report Based on Sheriff'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 >

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 >

Housing an Aging Rural America: Rural Seniors and Their Homes
Housing Assistance Council, October 2014, 48 pp.
This report explores the impact that a rapidly aging rural population will have on social, economic, and housing systems. Most seniors wish to remain and age in their homes as long as possible, but rural elders are increasingly experiencing challenges with housing affordability and quality. Rural communities will need to develop a range of housing options in order to enhance the lives of seniors and provide cost-effective options.   more info >

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 >

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 >

State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's 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. Requires a free registration to download full reports.   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 >

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 >

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 >

City of Duluth 2011 housing indicators report
The City of Duluth, April 2012, 42 pp.
Reports on changes in demographics, home ownership trends, rental housing indicators and housing production in the city of Duluth.  Also includes a housing affordability analysis.   more info >

Policy Brief on Housing and Homeownership for Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, April 2012, 6 pp.
Housing data for Asian groups in Minnesota, including homeownership, household size, living in overcrowded housing, home values, and percentage of income spent on housing.   more info >

Annual report on the Twin Cities housing market
Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, January 2012, 16 pp.
Look at real estate trends in the in the Twin Cities, including data on first-time buyers, foreclosures, property type and new construction review and challenges to a full housing market recovery.   more info >

Residential foreclosures in Minnesota, Summer 2011
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, September 2011, 43 pp.
The following report provides key findings about the current state of the foreclosure crisis in Minnesota. It provides information about key statewide trends and shows how the foreclosure crisis varies by zip code across the state.   more info >

The unraveling of the American dream
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, April 2011, 9 pp.
Research on the relationship between various household characteristics and foreclosures for households with children enrolled in Minneapolis public schools.   more info >

2010 Foreclosures in Minnesota: A report based on county sherriff's sale data
HousingLink, February 2011, 14 pp.
Minnesota foreclosure counts and rates for all Minnesota counties during 2010.   more info >

Transform 2010: Data report - baby boomer survey
Minnesota Department of Human Services, November 2010, 24 pp.
Results of a survey of Minnesota baby boomers that asked for their thoughts about work and housing and how they expect to approach these issues in the next 10 years.   more info >

Quarterly housing indicators
Minnesota Housing Partnership, October 2010, 4 pp.
The so-called "2x4" report tracks two trends in each of four key housing areas: the rental market, the owners' market, homelessness, and the housing industry.   more info >

Residential foreclosures in Minnesota: Summer 2010
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, September 2010, 41 pp.
The following report provides key findings about the current state of the foreclosure crisis in Minnesota. It provides information about key statewide trends and shows how the foreclosure crisis varies by zip code across the state.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse April 2010
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, April 2010, 4 pp.
Provides recent information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region. This issue includes data on unemployment rates, housing, and community basic needs, and briefly examines the outlook and implications.   more info >

Foreclosures in Minnesota: A report based on county sheriff's sale data
HousingLink, February 2010, 37 pp.
Minnesota foreclosure counts and rates for all Minnesota counties for 2009.   more info >

U.S. Economic and Social Trends Since 2000
Population Reference Bureau, February 2010, 20 pp.
Presents social and economic data from the American Community Survey.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse December 2009
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, December 2009, 4 pp.
Provides recent information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region. This issue includes data on unemployment rates, housing, and community basic needs, and briefly examines the outlook and implications.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse September 2009
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, September 2009, 4 pp.
Provides recent information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region. This issue includes data on unemployment rates, housing, community basic needs, and organizational challenges.   more info >

Quarterly Economic Pulse July 2009
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Twin Cities Compass, July 2009, 4 pp.
Provides recent information on economic trends impacting the Twin Cities region. This issue includes data on unemployment rates, housing, basic needs and nonprofit challenges.   more info >

The unraveling of the American dream: Foreclosures in the immigrant community of Minneapolis
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, March 2009, 18 pp.
Provides information on the disproportionate representation of minority households among households experiencing foreclosures. The report presents the race and nativity status of households that experienced a foreclosure in the City of Minneapolis during fiscal years 2006 and 2007. The report also presents service and policy recommendations.   more info >

Communities in crisis: Race and mortgage lending in the Twin Cities
Institute on Race and Poverty, February 2009, 52 pp.
Based on research of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, this report reveals racial disparities in lending in the Twin Cities and suggests remedies, including monitoring and enforcement of fair lending laws.   more info >

The economic impact of Minnesota Housing's investments
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, February 2009, 6 pp.
An estimate of the economic benefits of Minnesota Housing's activities.   more info >

Promoting homeownership among low-income households
The Urban Institute, August 2007, 16 pp.
This report focuses on the how the current system of low-income housing assistance works against homeownership .  Given the opportunity, many low-income families can acquire assets and become more financially secure.  The government's role in this transition requires going beyond traditional antipoverty programs to encourage savings and homeownership.   more info >

Trends and issues in low-income housing
Wilder Research, November 2006, 18 pp.
A discussion paper on affordable housing statistics and issues, including a discussion of initiatives and strategies.   more info >

Ideas that work: Building communities through homeownership
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, August 2006, 90 pp.
Offers practical advice on how to establish homeownership programs. It draws on the experiences and successes of HUD's Office of University Partnerships (OUP) grantees nationwide who have developed and implemented a variety of programs and initiatives that promote homeownership.   more info >

Minority Suburbanization, Stable Integration, and Economic Opportunity in Fifteen Metropolitan Regions
Institute on Race and Poverty, February 2006, 67 pp.
Report examining the dynamics of suburbanization and racial change in fifteen large U.S. metropolitan areas from 1980-2000, and the geography of jobs from 1990-2000. Minneapolis is one of the fifteen metropolitan areas examined.   more info >

2006 Carver County Quality of Life Indicators Report
Carver County, January 2006, 67 pp.
Provides a status report on the quality of life in Carver County based on 42 key indicators in nine different categories, including: economics, education, environment, growth and housing, health, mobility, leisure and recreation, social, and public safety.   more info >

The cost-effectiveness of community-based foreclosure prevention
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2005, 39 pp.
Examine the cost-effectiveness of community-based foreclosure prevention interventions using two proxy measures: time to resolution and the rate of recidivism.   more info >

Web sites

Prosperity Now 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 >

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