Market Watch Issue #1: Minneapolis

Written by Carolyn Szczepanski & Gabriela Norton Across the Twin Cities, the growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates. While developers are leveraging public and private resources to create new affordable units, current owners of unsubsidized rental properties have…

Key Housing Issues Facing Immigrant Communities

This report details key findings from interviews conducted by the Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Housing Partnership, and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs with more than a dozen leaders from the Hmong, Latino and Somali communities, the three largest immigrant communities in…

A New Approach to Fair Housing Community Engagement

This report outlines how the engagement process employed for a 2017 addendum to the Twin Cities region 2014 fair housing Analysis of Impediments could serve as a model for other jurisdictions as they plan their community participation required under the new federal fair housing rule. (July…

State of the State’s Housing 2017

For a growing number of Minnesotans, the housing crisis isn’t over. In fact, it’s getting worse. Currently more than 1 in 4 Minnesota families likely have to sacrifice other needs like food and medicine to pay for rising housing costs. As legislators make critical decisions about housing funding and programs…