ACS Critical to Minnesota Housing

June 5, 2014 - Less than a minute read

Accurate, reliable ACS data is critical for housing in Minnesota. For example, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has an award-winning tool that makes it work more effective — and its made possible by the ACS.

According to a representative at the Agency, its Community Profiles tool effectively targets its limited resources to achieve agency objectives, and to help communities better plan how to use their own resources, particularly important for smaller communities and nonprofit housing providers.

Reduction in data quality from a voluntary ACS will reduce the value and validity of Profiles, costing the Agency dollars and making its work less effective.