This is a comprehensive study of the causes, circumstances, and effects of homelessness in Minnesota. In October 2003, 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 a nonprofit research and evaluation group, we work with nonprofits, foundations, and government entities to inform decisions and improve lives.