Homelessness in Minnesota

Through its triennial statewide study and ongoing shelter system use reports, Wilder Research provides the most current and comprehensive information and on homelessness in Minnesota.

Statewide Study

Since 1991, Wilder Research has conducted a triennial statewide study of homlessness to better understand the prevalence, causes, circumstances and effects of homelessness, and to promote efforts toward permanent, affordable housing for all Minnesotans.The study includes counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless, and a survey of homeless people. Visit the website now: mnhomeless.org

Homeless Services Use Reports

HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) is managed by Wilder Research in Minnesota. HMIS continuously collects information from organizations providing services ranging from prevention and emergency shelters to transitional and permanent supportive housing to provide a better understanding of service capacity, patterns of use and outcomes, and demographics of who is using what type of services.

 2015 Study Results

​Homelessness in Minnesota -- results from the 2015 homeless study are now found at the new Wilder Research Homeless Study website: 

 Homeless statewide study