While the Met Council provides a variety of demographic research and analysis useful for understanding the region's housing landscape, the future affordable housing need, Livable Communities Act (LCA) goals, and Housing Performance Scores are the main measures used by the Council to work with communities to address affordable housing.
Read more about affordable housing in the Twin Cities region in this one-page summary (PDF)
These three critical measures of regional housing policy are distinct but sometimes confused — check out these overviews to learn more about NEED, GOALS, and the SURVEY.
An Existing Housing Assessment is not a comprehensive picture of a community's housing stock but it is a useful starting point to understanding a community's housing needs. The data include:
For community-specific data, visit the Local Planning Handbook's Community Pages. We've compiled the Existing Housing Assessment data for every county, city and township into one file (Excel file).