Statement: MN ERASE continues to urge support for Emergency Rental Assistance

The Governor’s supplemental budget, released in January, provided strong investments for housing across the continuum. Shortly following the budget release, Minnesota Housing provided a three-day notice of the closure of the RentHelpMN program on January 28, a program that stabilized thousands of Minnesotans during the worst of the pandemic. RentHelpMN’s closure…

MHP Policy Webinars 2021-2022

MHP hosts educational webinars based on our research and policy initiatives to inform advocates about equitable solutions to housing issues. Housing Resilience & Climate Justice (March 11, 2022) Featuring: MHP Research Manager Gabriela Norton.Special guests included: Metric Giles, Director, Community Stabilization Project Chris Sherman, President, Sherman Associates Sedia Omar,…

MHP Responds to the MMB Forecast

To Support Minnesota Families, Invest $2B in What They Need Most: Housing. Today the MMB announced a forecast improvement of $1.507 billion for the current biennium, leading to a revised projected general fund surplus of $9.253 billion for FY 2022-23. Anne Mavity, Executive Director of Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) responds: “This…

NW MN Regional Profile 2021

Access to safe, affordable homes builds a strong foundation for families and communities. But too many Minnesotans lack good housing options. For data on housing and stock, income, renters and owners, and more for NW Minnesota download the full report here. For the purposes of this…

Minnesota Renter Data on Cost Burden & Rent Debt

This January 2022 data snapshot presents some indicators of projected need for emergency housing assistance. Thisreport includes county-level data provided by the State of Minnesota relating to applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) distributed by the program RentHelpMN. This work was funded as part of the Minnesota ERASE campaign and in…

Long Term Affordability for LIHTC Properties in Minnesota

Released in partnership with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), this report compiled and analyzed the nature and effects of the end of affordability restrictions of 4% and 9% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) in Minnesota. Policy options for continued affordability in properties that…

Market Watch Issue #7: The Northland Region

Across the state, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. Current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and improve aging properties to maintain homes for current and future tenants. In this research report,…

Market Watch Issue #6: Spotlight on NOAH in Greater MN and the 7-County Metro

 Across the state, growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. Current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have few tools to preserve and improve aging properties to maintain homes for current and future tenants. New construction of rental units…