Sat PR News: Poll Reveals Strong Support for Large Affordable Housing Bond

Sat PR News: Poll Reveals Strong Support for Large Affordable Housing Bond
August 4, 2017 Peter

Amid Californians’ mounting concern over rising homelessness and out-of-reach rents, California State Treasurer John Chiang and a coalition of affordable housing advocates have released the results of a new poll, which shows strong voter support for a $6-9 billion statewide affordable housing bond in 2018. Today in California, more than 1 in 3 families can’t afford their rent and 1.5 households pay more than half their income toward housing. The poll, conducted by JMM Research for Advocates for Affordable Housing, found that the electorate is attuned to the state’s housing problems, with 60% of likely November 2018 voters supporting a $6 billion to $9 billion statewide affordable housing bond.

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