Resources & Research

Solving housing problems in a fast-changing environment requires new ways of thinking and acting.

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s timely research on emerging affordable housing issues is designed to identify the best practices and most innovative solutions in the field.

Several of GMHF’s past research efforts have changed how affordable housing in Minnesota is designed, built and financed. These efforts have also raised Minnesota’s national profile as a center of innovation and collaboration in affordable housing.

Recent research has informed policy change and action on important housing issues. Some of these issues include:

Jeanne Crain + Acooa Ellis, co-chairs

Task Force on Housing Releases Action Plan

Governor Mark Dayton and members of the Governor’s Task Force on Housing today released its final report, recommending 30 action steps aimed at improving access to quality, affordable housing for Minnesotans and building a more vibrant, inclusive economic future for all Minnesotans. Today’s report follows Governor Dayton’s Executive Order, which convened a nonpartisan group of… More

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“The Future Starts at Home”: The Work and Impact of GMHF

GMHF set out to create a short piece that describes its work and its impact. This small brochure is the result. Learn about GMHF’s strategic priorities and how GMHF works as a community development lending partner across Minnesota. Hear from individuals who now reside in GMHF-financed apartments. See the connection between stable, affordable housing and… More

Dayton creates task force to address ‘persistent crisis’ regarding affordable housing

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the creation of a large task force to examine and make recommendations on affordable housing, calling it a “persistent crisis” for Minnesota families. The nonpartisan Governor’s Task Force on Housing will make recommendations by July 31 to include specific policy proposals and actions that can be taken by the executive… More

Greater Minnesota Housing Problem: Too Much Risk

Private developers prefer to build in the Twin Cities and other large communities. They see higher risks in greater Minnesota, largely because many of the areas short of housing rely on one or two major employers. If one closes to cuts back, it may be hard or impossible to collect enough rent to make a profit… More

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Student success starts with stable housing

Too many Minnesota students are struggling with homelessness. Housing instability keeps students from attending school consistently and diminishes their likelihood of achieving key measures like reading proficiency, a predictor of future success. With approximately 10,000 Minnesota children struggling with homelessness, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, state legislators, and education and child advocates highlighted the importance of… More

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