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While COVID recovery is the top concern of New York City voters in the 2021 election cycle, few other issues are as top of mind for New Yorkers as the city’s overlapping housing crises. New data from a survey of 1,500 registered Democratic voters, conducted by OnCue Analytics on behalf of CHPC, shows that most New Yorkers feel housing affordability and homelessness are among the most important issues facing their next Mayor and City Council.

On March 17th, CHPC hosted an online briefing to share survey results and key findings with New York City candidates and their staff.

Watch a recording of the event below:

Most New Yorkers feel that housing affordability and homelessness are among the most important issues facing their next Mayor and City Council. 

Housing Policy Priorities of New York City Voters

The survey gathered opinions from voters around topic such as housing affordability, homelessness, and fixing NYCHA. Key takeaways include:

  • Three in five voters see housing affordability and homelessness as one of the biggest problems facing the city.
  • Half of voters believe that NYC is not building enough housing. 
  • Voters overall want affordable housing to serve households at a mix of income levels.
  • Half of voters have been touched by homelessness.
  • The majority of both NYCHA and non-NYCHA residents believe that NYCHA is not doing a good job of managing public housing. 

A March 17th memo from OnCue Analytics takes a deeper dive into the important takeaways from the survey results. 

 

“Poll: Democrats concerned about housing supply, split on who needs support”

Janaki Chadra reports on the survey findings in Politico Pro.

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