Before MHP Connect and Capitol Connect blogs launched, MHP had newsletters called the MHP Bulletin, highlighting noteworthy housing issues and resources, and the Capitol Update focusing on things political for housing in the state of Minnesota.

MHP Bulletin Archive

Capitol Update Archive


Closing the Housing Gap Primers
(November 2006)
Three primers provide an overview of housing needs in Minnesota's communities and outlines several solutions to our affordable housing problem.

1. Closing the Housing Gap: Housing Affordability in Minnesota

2. Closing the Housing Gap: Better Communities in Minnesota

3. Closing the Housing Gap: Homelessness in Minnesota


Waiting Lists for Section 8 Vouchers and Public Housing in Minnesota
This report shows nearly 48,000 (47,876) individuals and families were on waiting lists for public housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher program in the first half of 2006, according to a questionnaire completed by 89 housing agencies across the state.


Achieving Homes for All: Alternative Revenue Sources for Affordable Housing in Minnesota
Quantifies the cost of meeting Minnesota’s affordable housing need and explores steps the state can take to fill the funding gap.


Minnesota Property Taxes and Affordable Rental Housing: The Impact of the Elimination of 4d Rising Property Values
By HousingMinnesota
The 2001 property tax reform saw the elimination of the special class rate for affordable rental properties, jeopardizing current and future development. Report highlights the changes and current and future impact on affordable housing properties. 2005.


Affordable Housing State Tax Credit Models for Minnesota
By HousingMinnesota
Analysis of affordable housing tax credit policies enacted in other states and recommendations for models Minnesota might replicate. Prepared by HousingMinnesota and funded by the Twin Cities Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC). 2004.
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