Listen, read, and watch more about the findings from the Minnesota Homeless Study.

Recent media

YMCA connects homeless youth with a home - KARE11
References MN Homeless Study data on the number of youth experiencing homelessness on any given night.

Minnesotans mobilize to find the homeless and listen to their stories - Star Tribune
Profiles the Minnesota Homeless Study and some of the individuals staying at Higher Ground shelter.

Metro Transit looking for homeless rider solution as winter approaches - Fox 9
Highlights Metro Transit's Homeless Action Team.

Statewide effort preparing to determine how many homeless in Minnesota - KSTP TV
Profiles the Minnesota Homeless Study.

Survey seeks to uncover the complicated stories of homelessness - MPR
Highlights the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study.


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.


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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