June 23, 2006
Survey: Support for affordable housing strong in region
The majority of Sacramento area residents now see affordable housing as a major concern and support allotting a portion of new home construction to low-income homes, according to a survey released by Sacramento State.
Seventy-seven percent of residents see affordable housing as a problem, trailing only transportation as the top concern. More than two-thirds of those surveyed think 15 percent of new homes built in their county should be priced as affordable housing.
Those are just some of the findings of a recent survey about affordable housing in the “2006 Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region,” conducted Feb. 4 to March 5 by sociology professor Amy Liu and more than 30 students through the University’s Institute for Social Research. The survey covers El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties.
Among other survey results:
The survey included 1,122 randomly selected adults in the Sacramento Region
who were interviewed in English and Spanish. It has a margin of error of 3 percent.
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