Research & Reports
Research and Reporting on the Work of Minnesota Housing
Strategic Planning Support Documents
- 2016 Key Trends for Affordable Housing
- Statewide Analysis of Gaps in Affordable Rental Housing
- Review and Summary of Local Housing Studies
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2015
Research on Housing and Community Needs
Home Renovation Needs of Older Adults
In 2016, Minnesota Housing, with support from the McKnight Foundation, contracted with Wilder Research to conduct a study to identify the home improvement needs of extremely low-income older adult homeowners in Minnesota.
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
Memo on Need for Workforce Housing
2014 Key Trends for Affordable Housing: Demographic, Economic and Market Factors Impacting Minnesota Housing
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
Veterans Housing Needs Study
The 2014 Supplemental Budget included an appropriation to Minnesota Housing to conduct a veterans housing needs study in communities around the state. Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs worked with The Improve Group to design a survey to be implemented in participating communities. More than 1,000 veterans were surveyed as well as 31 service providers. This report includes results from all of the counties that participated in the survey:
- Benton County
- Dakota County
- Sherburne County
- Northwest Community Action: Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall and Roseau Counties
These reports were researched and written to facilitate an informed policy discussion. While the reports contain useful data and information, they do not necessarily reflect Minnesota Housing policy. Typically, they are written by graduate students.
- Landlord Risk Mitigation Funds: A Literature and Design Review, 2016
- The Impact of Affordable Housing on Communities and Households, 2014
- Development Cost Trends in Multifamily Housing, 2013
- Assessing Minnesota’s Housing Needs: A Local Literature Review
- Rent Assistance and Project Development: A Cost Benefit Analysis
- Housing for Minnesota's Aging Population, 2010
- Low-Wage Spatial Mismatch in Minnesota, 2010
- Minnesota Community Land Trust Analysis, 2010
- Economic Impact of Minnesota Housing Activities, 2009