Toward Culturally Sensitive Housing

A guest blog post by Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Interior Design, University of Minnesota Anyone who cooks from scratch knows the implications of that daily activity on kitchen spaces, the cook, and the family: the mess that has to be cleaned, the amount of food, utensils, and other items…

In the News: Renter Affordability Out of Reach in MN

This week the annual Out of Reach Report jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and in Minnesota MHP, hit the airwaves all over Minnesota, placing the issue of affordability for renters in the spotlight. The report’s release was well-timed, given federal and state budget negotiations for housing…

2011 County Profiles Released

Whether by choice or necessity, more and more people are renting across Minnesota. By 2010, 27% of the state’s households rented their homes, up significantly from mid-decade, according to MHP’s 2011 County Profiles, just released today. What’s more, Hennepin and Ramsey counties are by no means the only counties where renting is important.

MHP’s New County Profiles Show Pervasive Lack of Affordable Rental Housing

MHP’s 2012 County Profiles, released earlier this week, contain some startling facts when it comes to housing in Minnesota. The profiles find: 94% of Minnesota’s 87 counties lack sufficient affordable rental housing for extremely low income residents. The average food preparation or retail sales worker will fall more than…

Q4 2010 2×4 Report Released

MHP’s latest “2 x 4” Report finds family homelessness little improved from height-of-recession 2009 highs, generous inventories of homes still for sale, and employment in housing construction at a 17-year low for the time of year. Meanwhile, Minnesota lawmakers consider deep cuts to state housing and economic development…