"2 x 4" Quarterly Housing Indicators
MHP’s “2 × 4” Report tracks 2 timely, important housing trends in 4 key areas: rental market, owners’ market, homelessness, and the housing industry. Providing frequently updated housing trends can help policymakers and the public better understand the state’s housing needs in a rapidly changing economy.
In a healthy market, a diverse supply of housing is available to meet the needs of families and individuals at all income levels. The quarterly MHP “2 × 4” Report paints a concise picture of how well Minnesotans are housed and the magnitude of the state's housing crisis.
Individual indicators are chosen for their value in telling Minnesota’s housing story, as well as their availability and timeliness. Charts pertain to the entire state when available; in other cases data represent smaller regions or communities.
"2 × 4" Data Notes (updated December 2011)
MHP's County Profiles provide data for each Minnesota county and the state.
Trends in Housing Affordability
Trends in Housing Affordability gauge Minnesota's progress towards achieving homes for all using key data on rental and ownership affordability, housing costs relative to employment, foreclosure, homelessness, and more. Includes trends for the state and major Minnesota cities.