Local Housing Trust Funds in Minnesota: 2020 Update

This report provides updates on numerous Minnesota cities and counties that have adopted local housing trust funds at escalating rates since the adoption of a 2017 state law defining housing trust funds. With Minnesota adopting a state match program, it is anticipated new funds will be continued to be established…

2021 Twin Cities Affordable Housing Continuum

From ending homelessness to providing rental opportunities to promoting homeownership, creating and maintaining affordable homes for all requires work across a wide spectrum. In February 2018, MHP created the first continuum resource to visually illustrate the Twin Cities Affordable Housing Continuum, including the number of cost burdened residents in various income…

Rural Rental Housing: Report and Recommendations

(April 2020)This report identifies challenges to preservation of rural rental housing and solutions developed by community members that live and work in Greater Minnesota. The report highlights needs and solutions for USDA Rural Development 515 properties. A cover letter, here, connects report recommendations to COVID-19 housing stability needs.

Market Watch Issue #5: Hennepin County

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 few tools to preserve and…

Local Housing Trust Fund Manual

With 80 pages of references, case studies and explainers, the Local Housing Trust Fund Manual for Minnesota provides an in-depth discussion of key decisions local communities will make to establish a Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) — from creating priorities to choosing revenue sources. What is a local housing trust…

Market Watch Issue #4: Dakota County

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 few tools to preserve and…

Market Watch Issue #3: Forms of NOAH in the 7 County Metro

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 few tools to preserve and…

Market Watch Issue #2: Saint Paul

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 few tools to preserve and…