Surveyed Mayors Identify Affordable Housing as Major Concern
The Boston University Initiative on Cities recently released the results of its 2017 survey of 115 mayors of cities with at least 75,000 residents. The study was sponsored by Citi Community Development and the Rockefeller Foundation. The study found that 51 percent of the mayors surveyed identified housing costs as one of the top three factors that prompts residents to move away from their city. And only 13 percent of the mayors thought their city’s current housing stock matched residents’ housing needs very well or extremely well.