“That night, everyone counted”: A Statewide Homelessness Survey

Statewide Homelessness Survey gathers data for researchers from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, who have spent almost three decades trying to figure out not just how many Minnesotans are homeless, but how to get them home.

Meet Jeannine, Kathy, and Dyland–residents and guests at Higher Ground Saint Paul–in this beautiful Star Tribune piece; we are honored they are part of our community. We also enjoyed partnering with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation on their triennial statewide homelessness survey. Together, we are building a region where everyone has the opportunity to thrive! http://www.startribune.com/every-three-years-minnesotans-mobilize-to-find-the-homeless-and-listen-to-their-stories/498799051/

Homelessness in Minnesota

  • 2018 study finds 10,233 people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota – a 10 percent increase from 2015.
  • In the 2018 study, 26% of people experiencing homelessness were not in a formal shelter.
  • The number of people not in a formal shelter increased 62% between 2015 and 2018.
  • Older adults make up 10% of the homeless population in Minnesota.

Source: Wilder Research

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