Changing the Narrative on Housing

A coalition of organizations across the state are collaborating with the Housing Narrative Lab (HNL), a national communications and research hub in undertaking a narrative change project to reframe how Minnesotans talk about housing. The narrative will inform and persuade lawmakers, nonprofits and businesses, the media, and everyday neighbors about…

2023 County Profiles

MHP’s 2023 County Profiles provides new data measurements at the county level in critical housing areas. The resource features data on different demographics of cost-burdened households paying at least 30% of their income for housing, changes in rent and home prices, eviction filings compared to pre-pandemic rates, racial disparities in…

Emergency Rental Assistance During The COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2023 MHP has published a report, Emergency Rental Assistance During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings And Recommendations for Preventing Evictions And Rental Arrears. The report reviews the impact of federally-funded emergency rental assistance (ERA) in Minnesota. Download (PDF): Emergency Rental Assistance During The COVID-19 Pandemic…

2023 Minnesota State Housing Profile

March 2023 MHP announces the 2023 State Housing Profile, a precursor to MHP’s seminal State of the State’s Housing report. Released once every two years, this resource provides new data measurements at the state level in critical housing areas for 2023. MHP’s State Profile features data on…

MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing

September 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…

Out of Reach 2022

When families pay too much for rent, they’re forced to sacrifice to make ends meet — cutting back at the grocery store or delaying a trip to the doctor. Out of Reach is report released annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and provides rental affordability data for every state,…

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…