The Family Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide safe, affordable, sustainable homes to all families in the Twin Cities metropolitan area through ongoing partnerships with the public and private sector.Learn more
The Family Housing Fund’s divides its activities into four main goal areas: Core Financing, Partnerships and Alignment, Innovation and Systems Change, and Public Education. Click through our goal areas below to learn more about our programs.Learn more
The Family Housing Fund has created a number of fact sheets that are aimed at raising awareness of affordable housing needs and advancing policy.
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Key Facts

  • A home is considered affordable if a family spends less than 45% of their income on housing and transportation costs.
  • In the first quarter of 2014, the rental vacancy was below 2.5% (Minnesota Housing Partnership), making it hard for families to find affordable rental housing.
  • Homeownership rates declined from 76% in 2006 to 71% in 2012 (Minnesota Housing Partnership).
  • Between 2006 and 2012, there was a 30% increase in the number of homeless individuals, and homelessness is affecting more and more children.

In Her Own Words

“Having my own home made me learn that having a place to live was the most important thing of all. Everything starts its life by having a place to live and a place to call home. I’m really thankful to my parents, because they found a great place for me to be and they help raise me every day as I grow.”
Jennifer Lee, age 12