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

percentage point gap

in homeownership

More than three-quarters of White households in Minnesota own their homes, compared to about half of households of color. This gap is larger than the national average.

More than a quarter of Minnesota households pay too much for housing

Among renter households, nearly half are housing cost-burdened.
28 %

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.