MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing 2022

All people should have a safe, secure place to call home. Today, 550,000 Minnesotans pay more than 30% of their income on housing (also known as “cost burdened”)—a number that continues to escalate. These families are forced to choose between paying for housing and other necessities such as food, medical…

Market Watch Issue #8: Mankato, Moorhead & St. Cloud

Across the state, growing ranks of renter households are facing an increasingly challenging housing market with rising rents and declining vacancy rates—a problem which has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. Current owners of unsubsidized rental properties lack the tools to preserve and improve aging properties necessary to maintain…

Renter Snapshot Series: May 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing insecurity for millions of households, especially for low-income, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) households. However, the solutions are not elusive—when given access to emergency rental assistance, the renters most in need experienced housing stability.  Households of color have been more likely…

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…

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

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…

Out of Reach 2021

Out of Reach is report released annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Out of Reach provides rental affordability data for every state, metro area, and county in the US. MHP typically releases an accompanying report. In lieu of releasing of a full report, in 2021 MHP released this snapshot.

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,…