"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.

2013 "2 × 4" Reports:
Quarter 2 (September 10, 2013)
Q2 Press Release

Quarter 1 (June 20, 2013)
Q1 Press Release

2012 "2 × 4" Reports:
Quarter 4 (released March 26, 2013)
Q4 Press Release

Quarter 3 (released December 11, 2012)
Q3 Press Release

Quarter 2 (released September 11, 2012)
Q2 Press Release

Quarter 1 (released June 14, 2012)
Q1 Press Release

2011 "2 × 4" Reports:
Quarter 4 (released March 20, 2012)
Q4 Press Release

Quarter 3 (released December 13, 2011)
Q3 Press Release

Quarter 2 (released September 14, 2011)
Q2 Press Release

Quarter 1 (released June 13, 2011)
Q1 Press Release 

2010 "2 × 4" Reports:
Quarter 4 (released March 14, 2011)
Q4 Press Release

Quarter 3 (released December 16, 2010)
Q3 Press Release

Quarter 2 (released September 13, 2010)
Q2 Press Release

Quarter 1 (released June 14, 2010)
Q1 Press Release

2009 "2 × 4" Reports:
Quarter 4 (released March 22, 2010)
Q4 Press Release

Quarter 3 (released December 10, 2009)
Q3 Press Release

Quarter 2 (released September 30, 2009)
Q2 Press Release

Quarter 1 (released June 30, 2009)
Q1 Press Release

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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)

Questions about report data? Contact Leigh Rosenberg, MHP Research & Outreach Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 651-925-5543.

County Profiles

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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.