Involuntary Displacement in Minnesota: Patterns, Trends, & Insights

Conversations with Affordable Housing Stakeholders Regarding Extrajudicial Evictions In 2022, the Minnesota ERASE Campaign initiated a project to evaluate involuntary displacement (extrajudicial evictions) of tenants in Minnesota, working with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota and HOME Line as research…

2024 Legislative Session Summary

By Libby Murphy, Director of Policy The interesting end of the 2024 session marks the end of the biennium. While 2024 may have felt a bit status quo, it was an incredible biennium for housing. Over the biennium, lawmakers invested more than $2B in affordable housing initiatives and homeless…

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…

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…

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…