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7 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study

In October 2023, Wilder Research will partner with state agencies, tribes, housing service providers, and volunteers across the state to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness as… Read more »

Paul Mattessich Reflects on Milestone Wilder Research Projects

June 22, 2022
Longtime Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich is retiring from his position this month. Paul has been with Wilder Research since 1978 and has served as its executive director for the… Read more »

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.

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

December 20, 2018
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 »

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 »
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