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Minnesota Homeless Study

Understanding homelessness so we can eliminate it


The Minnesota Homeless Study is a point-in-time study aimed at better understanding the prevalence of homelessness in Minnesota, as well as the circumstances of those experiencing homelessness. 

The data and analysis from the study equip users with the information they need to identify and address systemic issues, improve programs and policies, and ultimately eliminate homelessness.


Thank you for supporting the 2023 Minnesota Homeless Study!

On October 26, 2023, approximately 1,000 volunteers interviewed thousands of people experiencing homelessness across Minnesota. Thank you to the volunteers, partners and participants who made this study possible. 

Coming soon: Initial results available in spring 2024. 

Find out what happens next

Find out how thousands of interviews with people experiencing homelessness are turned into information that improves policies and programs.

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An estimated 19,600 Minnesotans experienced homelessness on any given night in 2018.

Understanding who is homeless in Minnesota

On October 25, 2018, the Minnesota Homeless Study counted 11,371 people experiencing homelessness across the state. Homelessness statewide increased by 10% between 2015 and 2018.

Study updates

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