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