In collaboration with longtime partners, The McKnight Foundation developed an evaluation framework in 2007 designed to measure outcomes and to foster mutual accountability for results. The first baseline housing measures report was released in early 2008.
The release of the 2009 Minnesota Baseline Housing Measures report represents the first view of a three-year trend in affordable housing activity. The past three years have been eventful, with an historic economic and housing downturn. McKnight and its key partners in housing have engaged a broader "Re-thinking Housing" discussion to consider how we as a community approach housing in terms of buildings, places, and systems. Rethinking Housing is a continuing conversation to identify and develop innovation in buildings, places, and systems throughout the Twin Cities region.