Since 2002, the Family Housing Fund and HousingLink have published the Housing Counts data set to provide housing leaders and other stakeholders an accurate and consistent way of tracking affordable housing (rental and homeownership) production and preservation each year in the seven-county Twin Cities region, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, and suburban metropolitan communities.
Since its inception, Housing Counts has tracked investment in projects representing more than 30,000 units of affordable housing throughout the seven-county region.
In 2017, a grand total of 4,214 units of housing were funded for new development or preservation across the region. Saint Paul had a banner year for new production, with more than 1,000 homes created, including more than 300 new rental options for people earning extremely low incomes. Minneapolis led in the development of new homeownership opportunities, creating 18 new affordable homes for buyers. Suburban communities, meanwhile, were most active in preservation, with more than 1900 units of affordable housing acquired or rehabbed to ensure their affordability into the future.
View the Housing Counts 2017 document here, or explore our new Tableau visualization below!