County, Congressional District, & Legislative District Profiles
Thriving communities require a range of housing opportunities. Minnesota is recognized as a national leader for its commitment to helping families with affordable ownership and rental homes. Nevertheless, housing has become too costly for growing numbers of low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. All Minnesotans are affected when low- and moderate-income families cannot find affordable homes. MHP’s County Profiles provide data on cost-burdened households paying at least 30% of their income for housing, a comparison of what common jobs pay and what renting and owning actually costs, changes in rent and home prices, foreclosures, jobs and unemployment, and homelessness.
Data for the County Profiles is gathered from a variety of sources including the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census Bureau, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Minnesota Department of Revenue. In addition to these government sources, the profiles rely upon local non-profits doing high quality research in the area of homelessness and foreclosures.
MHP has released Congressional District Profiles as part of its 2021 State of the State of Housing report. These profiles provide data on cost-burdened households paying at least 30% of their income for housing, a comparison of what common jobs pay, and what renting and owning actually costs for each of Minnesota’s 8 Congressional Districts.
Every two years, the Minnesota Housing Partnership publishes Legislative District Profiles, an essential resource that provides data on housing measure for all 134 legislative districts across the state, including:
- Rent and home values
- Income and cost burden for renters and homeowners
- Earnings of top jobs compared to housing costs
- And more
Whether we engage in person or online, when we advocate for housing, lawmakers need to know what’s going on in the communities they represent. District profiles are created for House districts (ending in A or B); for Senate districts, share the A and B profiles together with your State Senator.
Find out who represents you and identify your district number.
And download our handy Minnesota Legislative District and Economic Development Region Reference Map to help you interpret your profile.
Questions about data? Contact gabriela.norton(at)mhponline.org. Media inquiries? Contact jenny.jones(at)mhponline.org