MHP Releases Key Facts on Housing 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 food, medical…

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…

Renter Snapshot Series: May 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing insecurity for millions of households, especially for low-income, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) households. However, the solutions are not elusive—when given access to emergency rental assistance, the renters most in need experienced housing stability.  Households of color have been more likely…

Race Equity and Housing

MHP’s mission is to expand housing and community development opportunity for those most impacted by economic and racial disparities by leading collaborative work to promote systems change and grow equitable development capacity. Woven throughout our mission, our values and principles, our strategic planning, and our work is the concept of…

NW MN Regional Profile 2021

Access to safe, affordable homes builds a strong foundation for families and communities. But too many Minnesotans lack good housing options. For data on housing and stock, income, renters and owners, and more for NW Minnesota download the full report here. For the purposes of this…

Renter Data on Cost Burden & Rent Debt

This January 2022 data snapshot presents some indicators of projected need for emergency housing assistance. Thisreport includes county-level data provided by the State of Minnesota relating to applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) distributed by the program RentHelpMN. This work was funded as part of the Minnesota ERASE campaign and in…

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…