June 23, 2006

Survey: Support for affordable housing strong in region

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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.

More information is available by contacting Liu at amyliuus@yahoo.com or (916) 278-7572.


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