This report provides an overview of the HUD's Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) as carried out by rural and smaller metropolitan regions. It is based on a review of FHEA documents and interviews with the grantees responsible for the preparation of the FHEA. The intent of the report is to inform federal agencies and equity advocates how rural and smaller metropolitan areas can plan for equitable opportunity.
Uneven Recovery: A Look Back at Minnesota’s Housing Crisis (April 2014) An uneven recovery is unfolding in Minnesota five years after the housing collapse this joint Minnesota Housing Partnership - Minnesota 2020 study finds. While a modest recovery is under way for middle- and upper-income homeowners, there's been virtually no recovery for those with more limited means, especially renters.
Out in the Cold: Sequestration & Federal Housing Programs in Minnesota (December 2013) This report investigates the impacts of sequestration-induced budget cuts to Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV or Section 8 Vouchers) and Public Housing. Together these programs provide housing assistance to over 50,000 Minnesota households. Cuts to HCV and public housing have left local housing authorities scrambling to keep their programs solvent and administer needed housing assistance.
Alliance for Healthy Homes and Communities Fact Sheets
(June 2012) This series of fact sheets reviews the linkages between housing, community design, and health with an eye towards creating healthy homes and communities in Minnesota. In addition to an overview, factsheets are also tailored to communities with special influence for creating healthy homes and communities, including health care providers, housing developers and managers, and employers. Visit the Alliance for Healthy Homes and Communities website for more information. View the following fact sheets:
Housing as a Lever for Economic Stimulus (February 2009) This MHP-sponsored study finds that state funding for housing infrastructure, both new construction and rehabilitation, is a powerful tool to create jobs, economic activity and public revenues while addressing the housing crisis.
Manufactured Housing in Minnesota: Overview and Policy Challenges (May 2008) This report provides basic demographic information about manufactured housing and its residents, compares the characteristics of manufactured housing and site-built homes, provides a better understanding of the sales, titling, financing, taxation, and consumer protections of manufactured housing, and offers a set of broad policy recommendations.
INVESTMENT AT RISK: Public Housing in Minnesota (May 2008) In order to gauge the impact of shortfalls in funding for public housing in the state, this study pairs original survey research of housing authorities with analysis of HUD data and other supplemental data. The report finds that substantial cuts in funding have led to an array of challenges for public housing agencies.
Building Public Will: Background Research and Analysis (May 2008) This report is designed to create an information base for increasing public acceptance and support for affordable housing in Minnesota. The report analyzes affordable housing campaigns from across the country, synthesizes the literature on polling, messaging, and public opinion relaged to building support for affordable housing, and makes recommendations.