A significant majority of Americans believes the country is still not past the housing crisis that began seven years ago, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today by the MacArthur Foundation.
Despite some improvement in their view of the housing situation nationally, the enduring sense of the housing market under pressure is reflected in the public feeling more worried and concerned than hopeful and confident about what the future holds for the country. Americans believe it is harder than it used to be to attain a secure middle-class lifestyle and significantly more likely for a family to fall from the middle class than to join it.
“This survey is a wake-up call. People want and expect solutions to the housing crisis to be a higher priority for both national and local leaders alike,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch.