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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Using Homeless Study Data to Support Your Work

Get tips for finding the data you need from the Minnesota Homeless Study. Watch and learn:

  • The types of data that are available from the Minnesota Homeless Study
  • How to use the data in collaboration with other housing and homelessness data sources
  • Ways to use the data for your own programming, advocacy, strategic planning, and more

This presentation originally appeared as part of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2020 Virtual Learning Series.