1. What is Streams?
Streams is a searchable database of publicly-funded (subsidized) rental housing in the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.
2. What types of housing programs are covered in Streams?
Rental housing with a longterm rent restriction (or direct rent subsidy) that makes it affordable for those earning 80% or less of the area median income (AMI). This includes public housing, ProjectBased Section 8, LIHTC (tax credit) properties, and many other programs funded locally. Streams does not include emergency shelter, transitional, or supportive housing.
3. How comprehensive is Streams?
Our goal is to have 100% coverage of the metro area, but our data is only as complete as the input we get from local communities. We get data directly from MN Housing (MHFA), HUD, and a couple of other large agencies (and put in a fair amount of elbow grease in reconciling them!), then circle back with individual counties, communities, and non-profit funders to see if we missed anything or got anything wrong. If you see something wrong or missing in Streams, please let us know