Our appreciation of homeownership paths

October 02, 2023
An overhead of houses

Anthony Piscitelli, PhD, School of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Our Appreciation of Homeownership Paths study explored perceived barriers Ontarians face to entering the housing market. A survey of Ontario residents examined understanding of alternative models of homeownership (i.e. shared equity, co-ownership, and rent-to-own models). The survey also used open ended questions to compare barriers homeowners faced when purchasing their first home to renters’ current barriers to purchasing a home. Results were presented at the Association of Non Profit and Social Economy Research 2023 conference and to real-estate professionals at an event organized by the project partner Ourboro. The results will assist Ourboro, a social purpose organization, optimize its product to ensure it is meeting the needs of Canadians.

This project draws on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 

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