Not in My Backyard!
Affordable Housing—Yes or No?
This month, we polled nearly 50 county residents at the White Plains Metro-North station and outside the White Plains Whole Foods Market about their thoughts on the county’s controversial housing desegregation plans.
Where should affordable housing be built?
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Are you in favor of having affordable housing built in your neighborhood as part of the country’s desegregation plan?
I don’t want it because...
My house values would go down (40%)
If you can’t afford to live here, you shouldn’t (32%)
It would change the look of Westchester (20%)
I don’t think it would solve the problem of segregation (8%)
Do you know anyone who can’t afford to live in Westchester?
Who can’t afford to live here?
Myself (51.4% )
A relative (40% )
A friend (34.3% )
A coworker (8.6% )
How big is your house?
More than 5,000 square feet (47.8%)
Less than 5,000 square feet (52.2%)
Approximately what percentage of your income goes toward housing?
More than 50% (31.2%)
I don’t know but it’s a lot (29.2%)
Do you know anyone who has lost his or her home recently?
If affordable housing was built in your neighborhood, you would:
Tolerate it (52.1%)
Join the welcome committee (35.4%)
Move out (12.5%)
Do you think Westchester is economically diverse?
Do you think Westchester is racially diverse?