In April, the campaign hosted a congressional briefing for Hill staffers at the Capitol Visitor Center to discuss the results of a national public opinion poll that it recently commissioned through Hart Research Associates. The briefing explored the poll findings and the implications for federal policymakers, including specific policies and ways to effectively communicate about the need for action on housing affordability.
"Certainly for housing advocates, the news is very good news," said Rebecca Naser, Senior Vice President at Hart Research Associates. "In this time that we live in, it’s rare that you find issues where there is real common ground and a real common belief that action needs to be taken, and common belief in the solutions that are the most important. What the survey reveals is that this is the case when it comes to housing affordability."
"We do a lot of polling on all kinds of different issues," said Ms. Naser. "It’s rare that we see numbers like this. It’s also rare to see this kind of support across the political spectrum…And the public wants action at the federal level."