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Research & Reports

Research and Reporting on the Work of Minnesota Housing

Strategic Planning Support Documents

  1. 2016 Key Trends for Affordable Housing
  2. Statewide Analysis of Gaps in Affordable Rental Housing
  3. Review and Summary of Local Housing Studies
  4. Summary of Issues and Possible Priorities Identified by Partners and Stakeholders

Annual Program Assessment

Annually, Minnesota Housing reports on the housing assistance it provided during the previous year and summarizes characteristics of households assisted by program. Biennially, Minnesota Housing reports on the distribution of its assistance by county.

2015 Program Assessment

Previous Housing Assistance in Minnesota Reports

Annual Cost Containment Report

Minnesota Housing is now annually reporting on its efforts to encourage efforts to contain development costs. The report includes results from the last decade. Reducing development costs is critical if we are to maximize the benefit of the limited resources that are available.
2015 Cost Containment Report

Preliminary Evaluation of Neighborhood Stabilization Impact in Minnesota

This evaluation provides a mid-implementation snapshot of how early NSP investments have helped communities hardest hit by foreclosures in Minnesota.
Full Report

Regional Distribution of Minnesota Housing Assistance

Minnesota Housing serves a full continuum of affordable housing needs across the state. This report shows the geographical distribution of the agency’s investments across the state for the most recent five years.
Full Report - September 2014

Supportive Housing

Each year, properties with designated long-term homeless (LTH) units funded by Minnesota Housing complete an online survey.  The results summarized in this report include information on building operations and supportive services.  

2013 Supportive Housing Annual Survey Report

Minnesota Housing collects information on households living in long-term homeless (LTH) units through the state Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  This report contains details on the number of people served, demographics, and housing stability. 

Characteristics of Tenants in Long-Term Homeless Units

Housing with Tax Credits

This analysis of rental housing with Federal Housing Tax Credits allocated in Minnesota summarizes basic characteristics of the housing and the tenants who occupied it as of the end of 2014.

A Review of Rental Housing with Tax Credits

This analysis assesses the role that Minnesota Housing's Qualified Allocation Plan and tax credit selections play in providing access to opportunity and facilitating integration.

Analysis of 9% Credit Selections

Economic Impact of Minnesota Housing’s Investments

Every two or three years, Minnesota Housing evaluates the impact that its investments have had on the state’s economic output and employment. Investments in housing construction and rehabilitation are strong job creators.
Full Report

Housing for Seniors

With baby boomers starting to enter retirement age, Minnesota Housing is carrying out a series of research reports examining the housing needs and options for seniors.

Minnesota Families Affordable Rental Investment Fund (MARIF) Review

Once a year, Minnesota Housing, in cooperation with the Department of Human Services, reports on the characteristics of tenants in developments assisted through MARIF.
MARIF Report for 2014

Research by Minnesota Housing on Housing and Community Needs

Need for Workforce Rental Housing in Minnesota

With the tight rental market in 2015 and growing workforce in many communities across Minnesota, workforce housing is an important housing issue.
Memo on Need for Workforce Housing

2014 Key Trends for Affordable Housing: Demographic, Economic and Market Factors Impacting Minnesota Housing

PDF Version of Presentation with Notes

Housing Location Preferences of Minnesotans

To finance affordable housing that enhances quality life, Minnesota Housing needs to understand the housing location preferences of Minnesotans. This report uses survey data from 804 Minnesotans to examine location preferences.
Full Report, February 2012

Foreclosures in Minnesota

This foreclosure report provides key findings about the current state of the foreclosure crisis in Minnesota for the most recent quarter. To monitor the evolving crisis, Minnesota Housing has purchased statewide data on the delinquency, and foreclosure status of residential mortgages by zip code. The data will help Minnesota Housing and its partners target their prevention and remediation efforts.
Spring 2014 - Full Report