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For more information on housing and community development, we encourage you to explore these resources:
Affordable Housing Collaboration in Minnesota–Outcomes and Lessons Learned: Shares narrative, quantitative, and human interest data on successful affordable housing collaborations across Minnesota.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: Wilder Research gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood. Wilder Research conducts a triennial study of homelessness across Minnesota.
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota: CURA currently supports more than a dozen programs that sponsor research projects related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota.
Housing Link: HousingLink conducts research that is used by policymakers and research organizations to shape affordable housing policy in the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota.
MN Challenge: The goal of the MN Challenge To Lower the Cost of Affordable Housing is to support innovative problem solving from interdisciplinary teams of housing professionals resulting in a systematic concept that lowers the cost of developing affordable housing in Minnesota. The website contains a number of reports and resources related to the topic of lower costs.
Minnesota Housing Partnership: MHP creates reports, data, and timely information with analysis to build public understanding of housing issues.
Minnesota Housing Policy Toolbox: Policies in the Minnesota Toolbox are grouped into six categories, each of which reflects a role that the state and local governments can play to ensure the availability of a full range of housing choices for Minnesota families.
National Low Income Housing Coalition: NLIHC offers research, reports, fact sheets, and up-to-the-minute analysis of housing policy issues keeps the public informed and empowers housing advocacy.
Rethinking Housing: A continuing conversation to identify and develop innovation in buildings, places, and systems throughout the Twin Cities region.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), HUD USER hosts research, publications, and data sets in housing, community development, and more.
U.S. Census Bureau: The Census website hosts data, research, and analysis from the Census and American Community Survey.