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

A nationwide leader in working with rural and Native communities and 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…

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…

Section 515 Technical Assistance

Section 515 properties — and the people who call them home — are at risk. Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals and families live in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 515 rental properties, a crucial source of affordable housing in rural communities.

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.

MHP releases rural rental housing policy report

Minnesota Housing Partnership has released Rural Rental Housing: Report and Recommendations (April 2020).   The report is a culmination of stakeholder surveys and a fall 2019 convening of rural rental housing policy stakeholders in Little Falls, Minnesota. Rural housing advocates and community members met to talk…

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…