Home Repair Case Studies

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Local Level

Date: May 2023

Key Topic: Older Adults

Type: Report, Publications

Source Credit: Community Innovation and Action Center University of Missouri-St. Louis 

 No Place Like Home: The Need for and Effectiveness of Home Repairs Among Older Homeowners in St. Louis

File Type: Web page

Description: A report and evaluation of subsidized home repairs for older homeowners including key findings and policy implications.

Date: August 2021

Key Topic: Neighborhood safety

Type: Report, Publications

Source Credit: Wall Street Journal

 Fighting Crime with Home Renovations

File Type: PDF

Description: The relationship between home repair investment and neighborhood safety at the neighborhood level. 

Date: February 2021

Key Topic: Housing and Health

Type:  Report, Publications

Source Credit: University of Michigan Poverty Solutions

 Reinforcing Low-Income Homeownership Through Home Repair: Evaluation of the Make it Home Repair Program

File Type: Web page

Description: Evaluates how a flexible, low-cost strategy is being used to address the critical home repair needs.

State Level

Date: November 2022

Key Topic: Housing and Health

Type: Publications

Source Credit: University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, The Tri-County Habitat for Humanity Organizations in Delaware

 A Needs Assessment for Repairs to Low-Income Owner-Occupied Housing in Delaware

File Type: Web page

Description: Assesses and estimates the need for home repair assistance in Delaware including a literature review, interview findings & recommendations.