Shared Equity Homeownership in the United States: A Literature Review

Meagan Ehlenz, Constance Taylor

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This article reviews the concept of shared equity homeownership (SEH) in the United States. The review examines the origins of the SEH model and its historic precedents. It considers the impetus for SEH, setting the discourse within the context of US housing policy and, specifically, low-income homeownership research. Subsequently, the review assesses the current state of SEH research, including the evidence associated with SEH as an affordable housing strategy, its application and challenges in the field, and gaps in the scholarly discourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Planning Literature
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019


  • community development
  • homeownership
  • shared equity homeownership
  • wealth building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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