Results of the Bay Area Council’s annual poll have been released.
Although 35 percent of respondents ranked transportation as their highest concern, 19 percent said housing was the biggest problem. Forty percent said they have considered moving out of the region, and 70 percent of those cited high housing costs as a major factor.
In 1996, as the real estate market began to recover from the early 1990s recession, only 1 percent of respondents cited housing as a big concern.
The high cost of housing is a concern? That’s no surprise. Forty percent of the population is actually considering moving out of the region? Surprise.
∙ Cost of housing among area’s top woes [SFGate]