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…

State of the State’s Housing 2021

In its third edition, MHP’s State of the State’s Housing shows that more than a quarter of Minnesota families pay more than they can afford for housing — and that number is growing. In addition to spotlighting key trends, like the gap between the costs of housing and the salaries…

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,…

Market Watch Issue #6: Spotlight on NOAH in Greater MN and the 7-County Metro

Across the state, 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. New construction of rental units…

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.

County, Congressional District, & Legislative District Profiles

2021 County 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…

State of the State’s Housing 2019

In its second edition, State of the State’s Housing shows that more than a quarter of Minnesota families pay more than they can afford for housing — and that number is growing. As legislators make critical decisions about housing funding and programs across Minnesota, this report provides a comprehensive and compelling look at important…

Housing Institute teams gather to “date” developers and court opportunity

Teams from MHP’s Greater MN regional community development training program, the Housing Institute, met early this month in Baxter, MN for their third gathering since their kick-off meeting last January. The meeting gave teams the chance to update each other on their projects’ progress, discuss federal policy with staff from…