Thought leadership, trends and insights on community matters

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.

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.

The Difference a Day Can Make: Homeless Day on the Hill

March 11, 2016 by Caitlin Magistad
On Tuesday, March 15, hundreds of Minnesotans who support investments in affordable housing will gather at the Capitol for Homeless Day on the Hill. Coordinated by the Minnesota Coalition for the… Read more »

Hospital to Home: Early Success Serving High-Needs Patients

July 23, 2015 by Kristin Dillon
​A relatively small group of people use a disproportionate amount of hospital emergency department and inpatient resources. So how do we best serve these highest need patients, while also reducing… Read more »

Homelessness Is Not a Character Flaw, It's a Math Problem

March 11, 2015
Last night, about 14,000 people in Minnesota were homeless. That is an all-time high for our state, and we will not see this number go down until we address the most fundamental and frequent reason… Read more »

Study Confirms: Supportive Housing Works and More is Needed

May 28, 2014
Among service providers and advocates there is a widely held belief that supportive housing greatly benefits those who are homeless and/or those experiencing life-altering mental or chemical health… Read more »