The Minnesota study of homelessness includes statewide and regional counts of the number of people who are homeless and face-to-face interviews with people who are experiencing homelessness.


Statewide and regional counts of the number of people experiencing homelessness include people staying in emergency and domestic violence shelters, and transitional housing sites on one day in October. These counts were reported by the housing providers. Counts also include people experiencing homelessness found through outreach in non-shelter locations such as encampments, hot meal programs, and other drop-in service locations.

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Face-to-face interviews

Data tables providing detailed survey results for each question asked in face-to-face interviews with people experiencing homelessness who participated in the triennial Minnesota Homeless Study survey. The data are provided to help planners and service providers develop summary information about the characteristics of people experiencing homelessness, their experiences and needs, and the barriers that prevent them from obtaining housing.

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