515 Properties: Preserving affordable rental housing in rural communities

This report describes important affordable rural rental properties across Minnesota and the people who live there. These are rental units that have been financed under the USDA’s Section 515 program. As federal investments in the 515 program have been insufficient and declining for many years, many 515 properties are in declining condition. Part of the effort to save these properties is to quantify and describe these properties and who lives in them. MHP, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, analyzed the most recently available data. A more full summary of the report is found here. (January 2021)