This is a comprehensive study of the causes, circumstances, and effects of homelessness in Minnesota. In October 2006, interviewers conducted face-to-face interviews with people experiencing homelessness and living in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, battered women's shelters, and a variety of non-shelter locations. Reports include overall results and data on specific locations or populations, such as families and veterans. A report from a companion study of homelessness on Indian Reservations is also included. Every three years since 1991, Wilder Research has conducted a statewide survey of people who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs.
Wilder Research operates as an independent research unit of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit research and evaluation groups, we work with nonprofits, foundations, and government entities to inform decisions and improve lives.