Publications

Topic: Homelessness and Housing

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Homelessness in Minnesota 2015 Study
Every three years, Wilder Research conducts a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs. The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with homeless people throughout Minnesota to better understand the causes and circumstances of homelessness.
Most recent report: June 2017

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Wilder Research conducted an economic impact study of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
Most recent report: May 2017

Wilder Foundation Family Supportive Housing Services
Wilder Foundation Family Supportive Housing Services works with homeless individuals and families to assist them in finding and maintaining housing, establishing a stable source of income, and connecting to needed health services. Reports present program evaluation results.
Most recent report: March 2017

Medical Respite for the Homeless
The Hennepin County Medical Center Medical Respite Task Force helps support medical respite services for homeless individuals who have chronic or acute medical issues. The task force worked with Wilder Research to collect information from medical respite users, providers, and referrers to determine what is working well and how medical respite services could be improved.
Most recent report: March 2017

Supportive Housing Outcomes in Minnesota
A study of supportive housing in Minnesota, including time-limited transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. The study looked at the characteristics of the programs and the populations they serve, outcomes achieved by participants over time, and the program models that appear to work best for participants.
Most recent report: November 2016

Hospital to Home
The Hospital to Home initiative is a community-based intervention for low-resource homeless individuals with complex health care needs who turn to hospital emergency departments for ongoing health concerns. The initiative engages these individuals to improve their health, stability, and quality of life. The purpose of the evaluation is to better understand who is served by Hospital to Home and the program’s impact on participants.
Most recent report: June 2016

Big Picture Project
The Big Picture Project developed a plan to create and preserve affordable housing along the Central Corridor. Reports track key indicators of progress. Wilder Research assisted with the data analysis; the reports were written by the oversight committee.
Most recent report: June 2016

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Summary of dialogues intended to create ideas for more effective and sustainable approaches to the identification and support of people who are homeless and have brain injuries.
Most recent report: June 2016

People Incorporated
People Incorporated's Project Recovery program is a case management program for adults experiencing homelessness and chemical dependency issues. The evaluation is intended to provide information to the program to support planning and improvement efforts.
Most recent report: June 2016

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Through the Neighborhood Revitalization program, Twin Cities Habitat expanded its traditional focus to a broader goal of working to address multifaceted and ongoing challenges in historically disinvested communities. The evaluation looked at the impact of the program on the Jordan neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Most recent report: May 2016

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