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People’s Action Institute and Data for Progress Unveil New Poll Showing Critical Need and Bipartisan Support for Housing Repairs

Data for Progress and People’s Action Institute today unveiled new polling showing critical need and bipartisan support for public investment in housing repairs. The poll comes as housing prices and rent costs skyrocket in Pennsylvania leaving many families cash-strapped and forced to choose between paying for housing, making necessary repairs to their home, or covering basic utility costs.

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1 in 4 Pennsylvania Voters Need Critical Repairs to Their Homes

Data for Progress and People’s Action Institute today unveiled new polling showing critical need and bipartisan support for public investment in housing repairs. The poll comes as housing prices and rent costs skyrocket in Pennsylvania leaving many families cash-strapped and forced to choose between paying for housing, making necessary repairs to their home, or covering basic utility costs.

Specifically, the new polling showed clear bipartisan support among Pennsylvania likely voters for public investment in home repairs:

  • 1 in 4 Pennsylvania voters need critical repairs to their homes;
  • Nearly 1 in 3 Pennsylvania voters say their utility bills are unaffordable;
  • Nearly half of Pennsylvanian voters who are homeowners would struggle to pay for a critical repair; and
  • A bipartisan majority of Pennsylvanian voters support the Whole-Home Repairs Act.

“Pennsylvanians have been struggling to afford their home repairs for decades now, and increasingly dangerous weather events have highlighted the urgency for public investments into housing in the state,” Data for Progress Polling Analyst Anika Dandeker said. “Legislators in the state have a clear mandate from their constituents, both Democrats and Republicans alike: pass the Whole-Home Repairs Act to save energy and keep communities housed.”

Read the full polling analysis here

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