Even one family without safe, stable, affordable housing is one too many, but the need is much greater than that.
Currently, one out of four Minnesotans spends more than 30% of their income on housing, leaving less for healthy food, school supplies, and savings. Thankfully, that leaves three in four Minnesotans who can help - including you.
The Twin Cities are in an affordable housing crisis with the triple threat of rising rents, flatlining wages, and extremely low vacancy rates.
Racial Disparities in Housing
These housing challenges disproportionately impact families of color. While Minnesota has one of the highest homeownership rates in the country, it also has one of the widest racial homeownership gaps: 3 in 4 White households own homes compared to 1 in 4 Black households.
Those disparities didn't come about by accident. Racist policies created them—redlining, racial covenants, steering, interstate construction. We need to be as intentional in closing those disparities as we were in creating them. A first step is to learn about our history to build a better future. Join us by reading our blog series on Race & Housing.