June 17, 2018
Californians polled on housing affordability
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Most Californians (59%) say housing affordability is a big problem in their part of the state. But their opinions vary widely depending on location.

Fewer than half told the Public Policy Institute it is a big problem in the Central Valley (35%) and Inland Empire (46%), compared to majorities in Orange/San Diego (59%), Los Angeles (63%), and the San Francisco Bay Area (79%).

As the legislature considers several bills focusing on housing affordability, 47 percent of adults say the cost of their housing is placing a financial strain on them—a lot of strain, according to 27 percent.

Majorities of renters (61%), those who are younger than age 55 (54%), those with annual household incomes below $40,000 (59%), those with children in the household (57%), or those with no college education (55%) say that housing costs are a financial strain.

Along racial lines, Latinos (55%), African Americans (54%), and Asian Americans (48%) are somewhat more likely than whites (39%) to say that housing costs are a strain.
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