Senior citizens are most in need of affordable housing, according to the results of a new poll by renters’ advocate Make Room and research organization Ipsos Public Affairs.
Twenty-three percent of the 1,006 U.S. adults interviewed online for the survey identified older adults as having the greatest need for affordable housing. By comparison, 20% said that homeless individuals were most in need; 19% said workers making minimum wage; 14% said single-parent households; 13% said veterans; 5% said nurses, police officers, firefighters and other “essential” workers; and 5% said “other.”
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they “strongly favor” increasing older adults’ access to affordable housing, and 41% said they “somewhat favor” it. Eight percent said they “somewhat oppose” increasing older adults’ access to affordable housing, and 2% said they “strongly oppose” it.
The survey was conducted Feb. 29 to March 4.