Mission Statement

HousingLink’s mission is to improve people’s lives through information expanding their affordable rental choices.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 2013 HousingLink's Successes Impacting the Twin Cities: • 552,846 searches for housing in our community • 30,850 listings available • 78.8% of landlord entered listings willing to accept a voucher • hAlert has sent over 3 million alerts • 52,185 views of our Housing Authority Waiting List report • 38,793 times the Section 8 voucher maps & information were accessed • 47,374 visits for information about subsidized housing programs • Renter Resources were viewed 8,962 times • Over 8,000 views of educational video's through Housing Hub • 3,932 visits to access Fair Housing information Metro Access to Supportive Housing (MATSH.org), a referral tool for supportive and transitional housing openings in the Twin Cities Metro Area, is available and HousingLink was selected to promote and maintain it ongoing. This key project brings together diverse stakeholders to help ensure equal access to supportive housing options in our community. HousingLink is a primary resource in the implement of the Olmstead Plan, we will expand our housing search tool statewide and to enhance the accessible features to ensure enough relevant information is available to help move clients our of institutional settings and into the community with supports around them. I am also pleased to announce that HousingLink has secured funding to plan the Centralized Project Based Section 8 Waiting List website application. The funds will bring us to the point where we have a clear plan and design for the website, positioning us well for a fall 2014 funding campaign to implement the idea.
Current Goals Successfully implement changes to the website that: -increase accessibility feature information -add content about accessible renter rights & responsibilities -mobile-friendly design for housing search tool & website Expand HousingLink services to all of Minnesota. -housing search available statewide -launch supportive and transitional housing tool statewide -deepen connections with key stakeholders in all of Minnesota Elevate Data and reporting in the community. -Pursue contracted research that focuses on HousingLink's unique data set and expertise. -Increase electronic listing feeds from third party sources. -Expand Streams, housing stock data, to entire state of Minnesota. Explore Centralized Project Based Section 8 Waiting List concept. -Identify project plan and champions.
Community or Constituency Served HousingLink serves all households seeking affordable rental housing in Minnesota, landlords and property managers with rental housing in Minnesota. HousingLink also provides renter and landlord education, collaborates with other social service agencies, and provides essential information on affordable housing and low income renters to policy makers. HousingLink has become the region's primary source for affordable housing related data, information, and resources. HousingLink's work has focused on the Twin Cities region since our inception in 1997, and expanded to all of Minnesota in 2015.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro Area.

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Organization Last Reviewed on 09/20/2017

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International Market Square
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-522-2500

General Information

Alternative Name: The HousingLink
EIN: 41-1873314
Principal Staff: Sue Speakman-Gomez
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 5.75
Volunteers: 15
Number of Clients: 1,377,860
Ruling Year: 1998


Board Chair: Karl Batalden
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 9.3

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