Nearly half of the Bay State’s residents are worried about losing their job and one in four fear they won’t make their housing payments, according to a survey released today by the University of Massachusetts and a housing advocacy group.
“Despite significant drops in housing prices, it is clear from the poll results that many residents are still significantly burdened by the cost of housing in Massachusetts,” said Michael D. Goodman, director of economic and public policy research at the UMass Donahue Institute in a statement.
The Donahue Institute/Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association housing poll also found that residents strongly support the development of affordable housing in their communities; and overwhelmingly favor new policies to protect renters from being displaced by foreclosures and increasing state support for at-risk families.
Source: Boston Herald.
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