HousingLink Data & Research

HousingLink provides research, data, analytics and expertise to Minnesota's affordable housing sector. As experts in both subsidized and private market rental housing supply, HousingLink has contributed data and expertise for numerous multi-agency collaborative efforts. HousingLink has also partnered with a variety of organizations, public agencies, and private entities to produce both recurring and one-time research work in the following areas of concern:

  • Supply and demand.
  • Preservation.
  • Location and number of affordable housing units.
  • Market analysis.
  • Rent reasonableness.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher analysis.
  • Demographics.
  • Foreclosure.
  • and more!

Custom Research

To discuss how HousingLink research can meet your organization’s needs, please contact Dan Hylton, Research Manager, at dhylton@housinglink.org or 612-767-4682 (ext. 4).

Existing HousingLink Research

This is HousingLink’s searchable database of subsidized rental housing in the Twin Cities. The Streams tool is free to the public.

MN Housing Measures
Exploring rental housing metrics including "NOAH" (naturally occurring affordable housing) and publicly-subsidized rental units in the state of MN, in partnership with the McKnight Foundation.

Housing Counts
Ongoing tracking of affordable housing production and preservation in the Twin Cities Metro, in partnership with Family Housing Fund.

Twin Cities Rental Revue
This is HousingLink’s subscription-based quarterly median rent report for multifamily, single family, duplex, condo, and townhome rentals in the Twin Cities metro area.

Minneapolis Rental Housing Brief
A monthly report from HousingLink on the state of rental housing in the city of Minneapolis.

St. Paul Rental Housing Brief
A monthly report from HousingLink on the state of rental housing in the city of St. Paul. 

Rent Predictor
A tool that uses historical rent value and socioeconomic data to predict future area rents for various levels of geography in the Twin Cities Metro Area, created in partnership with Carlson Analytics Lab and the McKnight Foundation.

Hennepin County Affordable Listings Report
A quarterly report featuring a summary of affordable listings in Hennepin County and intended for use by developers and policymakers with an interest in affordable housing.

Other Research
A full accounting of HousingLink's flagship research, research partnerships, additional research, and projects to which HousingLink has contributed data and expertise.

A few of HousingLink's past affordable housing research efforts.

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