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Trends, insights and thought leadership on community matters by Wilder staff, volunteers, supporters and partners

Families Maintain Stable Housing with Direct Assistance and Collaboration

February 26, 2020 by Nona Ferguson
Most of Wilder’s supportive housing services focus on stabilizing families who have experienced homelessness so that they can move into long-term affordable housing. One of our newest efforts focuses… Read more »

Most-Read Research of 2019

December 19, 2019 by Kerry Walsh
From homelessness and housing to children's mental health, see which research you might have missed in 2019.

Criminal Background’s Impact on Housing Success: What We Know (And What We Don’t)

July 16, 2019 by Cael Warren
This study was intended to guide four nonprofits in considering opportunities to open their housing to more people with criminal backgrounds.

From Homelessness to Housing, Families Achieve Stability through Self-Determination and Community Support

December 20, 2018 by Adora Land
Once a family faces eviction or experiences homelessness in the Twin Cities, how do they eventually find a home? With community support from counties, shelters and local organizations, families take… Read more »

Preventing Homelessness in Our Community Starts with Trust

November 2, 2018 by Nona Ferguson
I have been working to help families experiencing homelessness stabilize for more than two decades and I’ve heard it all before. The stereotypes, the explanations, the rationale for why we develop… Read more »

6 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study

October 11, 2018 by Michelle Decker Gerrard
On October 25, 2018 Wilder Research partnered with shelters, outreach sites, and volunteers statewide to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness.

Finding Balance through an Integrated Model of Service

July 16, 2018
We live in complex and challenging times. Ads on TV, the internet and radio remind us of it constantly. They showcase ways for us to slow down, to step away from the daily hustle, to take a moment to… Read more »

Start by Knowing Why: 5 Reasons People are Homeless in Minnesota

December 21, 2017 by Stephanie Nelson-Dusek
A lack of affordable housing tops the list of reasons people in Minnesota experience homelessness, based on data from the 2015 Minnesota Homeless Study.
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