Affordable housing is important to the health of Minnesota’s residents and communities. Stable housing and supportive services are essential to obtaining education and employment, providing a dependable workforce for employers and businesses, and ensuring a vibrant and strong economy. We track data on the number of people experiencing homelessness, cost-burdened households, and the homeownership gap to better understand how Minnesota is progressing in providing stable, affordable housing for all.

Housing in Minnesota

Fast facts

33
percentage point gap

in homeownership

77% of White householders and 44% of householders of color own their homes. Minnesota’s homeownership gap is substantially larger than for the U.S. because a smaller share of householders of color own their home in Minnesota compared to the nationwide homeownership rate and a greater share of non-Hispanic White householders own their home in Minnesota compared to the nationwide homeownership rate.

A quarter of Minnesota households pay too much for housing

25% of Minnesota households are housing cost-burdened, paying 30% or more of their income for housing.
25 %
10,233
people

were homeless in one night in 2018

The Wilder Research homelessness study counted more than 10,000 homeless adults, youth, and children on one night in 2018. This represents a 10% increase in the total number of homeless people in Minnesota from 2015.