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Minnesota Homeless Study in the news

Data from the Minnesota Homeless Study are regularly used to provide context about who is homeless in the state. Recent examples include:


Nicole MartinRogers, director of the Minnesota Reservation Homeless Study, discussed the key takeaways from the 2018 study on Native Roots Radio. Listen now.

In a November 2019 episode of Talking Through the Numbers, guests discuss the alarming increase in people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota who are staying outside of formal shelter, why this is happening, and what it will take to meet the needs. Guests include David Katzenmeyer of People Incorporated and Brian Pittman of Wilder Research.

In this episode, 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.


Study director Michelle Decker Gerrard discusses what we learned about homelessness statewide from in-depth analysis of 2018 data.


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.


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

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