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November 25, 2003

Survey Finds Americans Concerned About Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two out of three Americans are concerned about the cost of housing in their communities, according to the National Housing Opportunity Pulse, a survey released in September at the National Summit on Housing Opportunities convened by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in Washington, D.C.

Sixty-two percent of Americans are concerned about the impact the rising cost of housing has on teachers, firemen, police and others on whom communities depend and 81 percent support the construction of affordable homes for these public employees. Professionals in the homebuilding industry are also concerned with affordable housing. The problem is finding cost-effective solutions to America's housing.

PATH continues to address these concerns about affordable housing by finding innovative ways and solutions to reduce costs for builders, which ultimately affects the consumer. New technologies not only change the way people build and live in homes, they directly influence costs. Technology can reduce the cost of building or remodeling a home, paying a mortgage, maintaining a home, paying insurance premiums, and paying utility bills.

Read more about PATH's commitment to affordability in housing and discover tools that help to reduce costs.

Content updated on 12/4/2003

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