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…

Emerging Developer Initiative for Northwest Minnesota

Dedicated to the professional support of new housing developers from rural communities & Native Nations MHP’s Emerging Developer Initiative (EDI) was created to support the emergence and professional development of new housing developers from rural communities and Native Nations in Northwest Minnesota. The only program of its kind in Minnesota’s…

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…

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…

Strengthening Rural Communities Program

Strengthening Rural Communities Program: A nationwide leader in working with rural and Native communities around the U.S., MHP’s proven track record of financial and technical expertise provides organizations the ability to build and preserve housing and community assets. Since 2010, MHP has received HUD and USDA grants to provide targeted…

Housing Institute

In many rural communities, there’s a significant gap between the supply of affordable housing and the number of people who need it. MHP’s Housing Institute closes that gap through customized curriculum, guided collaboration, and capacity building for a variety of community stakeholders. Established in 2010, the Housing Institute brings together…