61% of Americans Believe that Housing Crisis Still Exists

Housing Not Federal Government’s
Responsibility Say 53% of Americans

61% of Americans Believe that Housing Crisis Still ExistsSeven years after a national housing crisis, Americans remain pessimistic in their views on the housing market, with according responses to a nationwide survey presented in the report “2015 How Housing Matters.”

Released by the MacArthur Foundation on June 9, 2015, the report reveals that:

  • 61% believe we are still in the midst of the housing crisis,
  • 80% of Americans agree that housing affordability in American is a problem, but disagree on the role that the federal government should play in addressing the problem,
  • 53% of Americans responded that the issue is not the federal government’s responsibility, and
  • 50% agree that elected federal officials should treat the issue as a priority.