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Recent media

Crow Wing County Board endorses homelessness prevention agency - Brainerd Dispatch

Large majority of Minnesota homeless people have a mental illness - Minnesota Public Radio

Statewide view: State needs to be a better partner on housing - Duluth News Tribune

Navigation Center remains open through May - The Circle

Twin Cities grappling with surge in elderly homeless - U.S. News and World Report

Do we have the political will to fix homelessness? - St. Cloud Times

Our view: Solutions for homelessness need to be found - Rochester Post Bulletin

Minnesota's homeless population reaches record high number – Star Tribune

New homeless count reflects what metro officials have said for months — but it’s even worse in rural areas – Pioneer Press

Study: Increase in Minnesota homelessness since 2015 - KSTP

Report shows increase in homelessness in Minnesota – KARE 11

St. Louis County homelessness up 23 percent - Duluth News Tribune


In this episode of the Talking Through the Numbers podcast, host Paul Mattessich talks with Michelle Gerrard of Wilder Research and Senta Leff of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless about who is homeless in Minnesota, the causes of homelessness, and the one thing they would do to end it.

How can we end homelessness in Minnesota? - MPR News
MPR News guest host Marianne Combs spoke to three guests about how to eliminate homelessness in Minnesota: David Hewitt, director of the Office to End Homelessness in Hennepin County; Deb Foster, executive director of Ain Dah Yung Center; and Michelle Gerrard, research manager at Wilder Research.


6 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study
On October 25, 2018, Wilder Research will partner with shelters, outreach sites, and volunteers across the state to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness as part of the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study. What is the study and who is involved? Study director Michelle Gerrard explains.

Start by Knowing Why: 5 Reasons People are Homeless in Minnesota
In 2015, Wilder Research counted a total of 9,312 people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. The good news is that our count of those experiencing homelessness was down for the first time since 2006; the bad news is that the number is not zero and, therefore, we have more work to do. So, why are people homeless in Minnesota? On the Wilder Foundation blog, researcher Stephanie Nelson-Dusek shares 5 key reasons based on the data from the 2015 study.


Michelle Decker Gerrard, Wilder Research, and Cathy ten Broeke, the State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness, discuss what's behind the results of the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study. The interview appeared on tpt's Almanac on March 22, 2019.


Wilder Research’s Nicole MartinRogers and Red Lake Homeless Shelter’s Jordan May discuss the 2015 study of homelessness and near-homelessness on six of Minnesota’s American Indian reservations. The interview appeared on tpt's Almanac on April 21, 2017.


Watch the tpt documentary Homeless Youth: Finding Home highlighting stories of youth who have struggled with homelessness.

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