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Housing and Homelessness

Housing is essential to the health of people and communities.

Wilder Research leads the Minnesota Homeless Study, which provides the most comprehensive data and analysis on the reasons Minnesotans are homeless, and barriers to obtaining and maintaining safe and stable housing. The statewide study is conducted every three years, and provides data, analysis and reporting that helps improve understanding about the prevalence, causes, circumstances and effects of homelessness in Minnesota, and guides actions to eliminate homelessness.

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Visit the Minnesota Homeless Study website for complete results, detailed data tables, and additional information.

Now available: statewide and regional single night count data tables from the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study. Additional data tables and reports will be released throughout 2019.

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Paul Mattessich talks with Michelle Gerrard of Wilder Research and Senta Leff of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless about who is homeless in Minnesota, the causes of homelessness, and the one thing they would do to end it.
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Recent Reports

The number of people experiencing homelessness is up 10 percent from 2015 according to data from the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study.
Summary of a discussion during which American Indian elders shared the challenges of health and housing for American Indians and discussed the Hiawatha Avenue encampment.
This study of more than 10,000 households found that 11 of 15 categories of criminal offense have no significant effect on housing outcomes after controlling for other factors.
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