The success of the Minnesota Homeless Study relies on volunteers like you. The next study will take place in October 2021.

Thank you!

In October 2018, more than 1,200 volunteers conducted face-to-face interviews with people experiencing homelessness at more than 400 shelter locations throughout Minnesota. Thank you for making this work possible!

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If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Karen Ulstad at or 651-280-2690 or Chris Lindberg at or 651-280-2728.

"When I hear about homelessness in Minnesota, I remember my experience as a volunteer. I'm thankful for the people that are willing to tell their story, so that we, in turn, can do something about it." – Brooke Darst Rice, 2018 study volunteer

Special thanks to our funders!

  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

With additional support from:

  • Blandin Foundation
  • Family Housing Fund
  • F.R. Bigelow Foundation
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
  • Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Minnesota Department of Education
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • Ramsey County
  • Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations
  • The Minneapolis Foundation

For information on how you or your organization can provide financial support, please contact Michelle Decker Gerrard.