Missouri Housing Needs Assessment
The Missouri Housing Development Commission funded the study.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) contracted with the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Institute of Public Policy and the Center for Applied Research & Environmental Systems at the University of Missouri – Columbia to conduct a statewide housing needs assessment. The University evaluation team used a process of intense data gathering, mapping and analysis to produce a final report and a Community Commons hub. The Community Commons hub will serve as the data, mapping, and report repository which allows for data visualization and easy access to MHDC and the public.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is dedicated to strengthening communities and the lives of Missourians through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing. The research conducted by the evaluation team will provide MHDC with the data and analysis necessary to set priorities and make future funding and allocation decisions.
The findings of the statewide evaluation will be presented to the Commission in February 2015 and the Community Commons data hub will be available to the public in March 2015.