A house has become so much more this year. It is a sanctuary, a safe place, a salon, a school, a chef’s domain, and more. Owning a home builds self-esteem, wealth, and even communities. A house is a place where life happens with all the messy beauty and real love that goes with it. We need to build more houses so more people can benefit, because homeownership is all of it, but it is not attainable for everyone.
The Parade of Homes is proud to support the Housing First Network’s Homeownership is all of it campaign with the goal to help impact attainability and affordability of homeownership in Minnesota.
Why the Parade of Homes cares:
- Lifting homeownership barriers solves so many other problems such as community investment, educational outcomes, safety, and, importantly, homeownership is one of the largest wealth creators.
- Minnesota has the largest homeownership equity gap in the country. We must remove the barriers to homeownership in order to improve this.
- Lack of attainable and affordable housing means Minnesota loses out on its competitive advantage and loses out on recruiting talent and keeping businesses here. We don’t have the oceans of the coasts or the mountains of the west, and our winters are long and cold. Affordability is one of the key drivers of in-migration.
- Lack of attainable and affordable homes for sale affects everyone, everywhere.
Learn more about the issue and how we can create solutions at www.homeownershipmn.org.
Prepared and paid for by the Housing First Network.