Full Report_Homeowner Impact Study

This study builds on the key themes an areas identified in a 2011 pilot study conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota. This statewide study investigates the connection between the ownership of simple, decent, and affordable housing and a homeowner’s quality of life, including safety, health, education, social connectedness, family interaction and personal well-being, and economic situation. A representative sample of 402 homeowners from across Minnesota, varying in housing tenure, participated in this study via phone interviews. Their responses were analyzed in total, as well as by geographic region and longevity in their homes.