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

38
percentage point gap

in homeownership

Minnesota’s homeownership gap is larger than the national average because a smaller share of householders of color, and a higher share of non-Hispanic White householders, own their homes in Minnesota compared to the nation as a whole.

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 %
11,371
people

were homeless in one night in 2018

The Wilder Research homelessness study counted more than 11,000 homeless adults, youth, and children on one night in 2018, the largest number since the survey began.