BOSTON — Despite double-digit declines in home values during the past three years, a new poll shows that the number of people who are concerned about housing costs in Massachusetts remains relatively steady.

The latest report from the UMass Donahue Institute and the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association shows that 63 percent of adults in this state identified housing affordability as an issue of significant concern during a March phone poll. In 2006, about 66 percent of respondents said the cost of housing was an issue of significant concern, according to Aaron Gornstein, CHAPA’s executive director.

Source: Patriot Ledger