Social Benefits of Homeownership

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Tools and Resources Feb 2007

The National Association of Realtors completed a review of academic research on the benefits of homeownership. Obviously there was an agenda but according to the study the following are a few of the social benefits that stem from homeownership.

*Higher educational performance and better behavior of children

*Lower community crime rates

*Lessened welfare dependency among households

*More household participation in civic affairs

*Better household health.

See NAR’s Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

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