Regional Profiles

Minnesota Compass

With FHFund support, housing, population, and workforce data profiles were expanded for cities, counties, and custom areas across the seven-county region.

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Mixed Income Housing

Explore the feasibility

How do incentives and affordable housing requirements impact the economics of housing development projects in the MSP Region? The calculator allows users to explore the relationship between various local incentives and the development of mixed income housing.

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Housing Choice

Owners/Managers Creating Opportunity

A strategic effort to increase owner participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, especially in areas with low rates of poverty and high quality schools, in order to expand housing choice for low-income and working families.

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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.
  • From 2000-2014, average income for renters fell 12%, but the average rent increased by 7% (Minnesota Housing).
  • Homeownership rates declined from 76% in 2006 to 72% in 2014 (Minnesota Housing).
  • Between 2012 and 2015, there was a 7.6% decrease in homelessness across the Twin Cities; still, 6,202 people are homeless on any given night, 35% of whom are children (Wilder Research).

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