Other HousingLink Research & Data Contributions

Research Partnerships

Housing Counts (2002-present)
Family Housing Fund have published a new Housing Counts report each year since 2002 in order to create an ongoing historical record of affordable housing production and preservation for the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.

Pandemic Challenges Faced by Minnesota Landlords (2020)
In this report, sub-titled "New survey findings and recommendations to policy makers," Family Housing Fund and HousingLink surveyed landlords managing smaller rental properties and smaller rental portfolios to gain insights into how these landlords perceive the COVID-19 Pandemic's impact on their business, and their relationships with tenants.

Twin Cities Rent Trends (2020)
Building on the Rent Predictor tool, In 2020, The Metropolitan Council created Twin Cities Rent Trends, an interactive tool that visualizes rent and vacancy trends for cities, townships, and neighborhoods based on data sources including HousingLink's Twin Cities Rental Revue

Rent Predictor (2019)
The Rent Predictor uses historical rent value and socioeconomic data to predict future area rents for various levels of geography in the Twin Cities Metro Area, and was created by the Carlson Analytics Lab on behalf of The McKnight Foundation and HousingLink.

MN Housing Measures (2012-2018)
From 2007-2018, HousingLink partnered with the McKnight Foundation to deliver a Minnesota-based affordable housing baseline measures and outcomes, an effort which evolved to become HousingLink's own MN Housing Measures data visualization.

Additional HousingLink Research

Rent Payments During a Pandemic: A Renter Survey (2020)
In the summer of 2020, HousingLink surveyed renters to better understand the challenges of staying current on rent during the pandemic, and the role government assistance is playing in helping to keep renters current.

Implications of Small Area FMRs (2016) (a research brief)
Utilizing HUD's FY2016 Hypothetical Small Area FMRs dataset, HousingLink investigated the change in qualifying 2016 listings if all Public Housing Authorities were to change from the old market-wide, standard FMRs to Small Area FMRs.


Beyond the Skyline Podcast (2023), Finance and Commerce Magazine
HousingLink Research Manager Dan Hylton discusses affordable housing and rental market trends in the Twin Cities.

HousingLink Webinar: Housing Choice Voucher Use and Trends (2021)

Rental Trends During a Pandemic COVID-19 Webinar (2021), HOME Line
HousingLink's year two follow up to their Rental Housing Trends in a Pandemic presentation for Home Line's COVID-19 Webinar Series.

Rental Trends During a Pandemic COVID-19 Webinar (2020), HOME Line
HousingLink presented on Rental Housing Trends in a Pandemic for Home Line's COVID-19 Webinar Series.

Lending Data and Expertise

Regional Housing Dashboard (current), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Itasca Group

Market Watch: Minneapolis (2018), Minneapolis Housing Partnership

Evictions in Minneapolis (2016), Minneapolis Innovation Team

NOAH (Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing) Impact Fund (2015-2016), multiple agencies

Big Picture Project (2014-2016), Central Corridor Funders Collaborative

Choice, Place, and Opportunity (2012-2014), Metropolitan Council

Healthy Corridor for All, (2012), PolicyLink

Before the Train: Central Corridor Rental Housing Inventory Report (2012), Twin Cities LISC and Housing Justice Center

HousingLink has presented research to the following organizations: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Housing Forum, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, Frogtown Neighborhood CDC, HOME Line COVID-19 Webinar series, MetroGIS Policy Board, Minnesota Non Profit GIS User Group, MN NAHRO, MN Real Estate Journal's Affordable Rental Housing Summit, Twin Cities Research Group, University of Minnesota Geographic Information Science Department, Volunteer Lawyers Network

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