Homeownership is all of it. Home is a headquarters. Home is healing. Home is love.
Homeownership is all of it, but it’s not attainable for everyone.
But together we can begin to change this.
The movement to grow homeownership opportunities.
The benefits of homeownership reach every corner of the lives of Minnesotans. Most Minnesotans want to own homes, but there are barriers that unnecessarily limit homeownership opportunities for so many in our state.
This problem is not new, but the housing market today presents unique and growing challenges for those left out of homeownership.
What our housing market needs—more affordably built homes.
Minnesota’s housing market serves many of us well, and the homes we build in Minnesota are the most energy efficient in the country. However, our housing market does not provide an adequate supply of affordably priced homes. We need to build more of them. Lots more of them.
This lack of affordably priced options is not by design. The housing industry wants to meet the demand for these homes and to grow homeownership opportunities.
Unfortunately, several barriers hold us back from serving the entirety of the housing market.
Lifting barriers to homeownership.
One of the largest barriers to homeownership is a series of outdated rules and requirements that unnecessarily limit the construction of affordably priced homes.
Many rules, like local government zoning, were created to protect resources and consumers. However, over the years these rules have grown to work against our shared value of homeownership opportunity for all.
Modernizing these rules and protections to make them work in support of homeownership opportunities is a challenge, but it can be accomplished!
The opportunity of homeownership for everyone, everywhere.
The Parade of Homes has a proud history presenting the premier homeownership event in Minnesota. We have welcomed Minnesotans to celebrate homeownership for decades and watched our region grow.
Today we find ourselves in a moment of critical importance as we think about those left out of our housing market. This moment calls us to prioritize the cause of homeownership and to inspire Minnesotans to take action.