Zambia is one of the highly urbanised countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This implies a considerable need for essential services and infrastructure, particularly housing. In 1996 the Zambian government formulated and implemented the housing policy to respond to the housing inadequacy in the country. This study investigates whether the sale of public rental houses contributed to the social empowerment of men and women in the low-income areas in Mufulira town on the Copperbelt province of Zambia. The study aims to find out the relationship between homeownership and social empowerment. It seeks to answer the question;
How has homeownership affected people’s personal lives in terms of identity, community participation, and personal security?