Housing affordability is a major career issue for police officers, firefighters, teachers and nurses, according to a Bank of America survey. About 60 percent of respondents in these occupations said that their ability to own a home, based on their salary, influences their decision about whether to continue to work within their profession and within their community. The survey included 2,000 interviews conducted with a sample of 1,000 homeowners and 1,000 non-homeowners who are police officers, firefighters, teachers (kindergarten through 12th grade, in public and private schools), and nurses (licensed, registered and practical who work in hospitals and doctors' offices). Each sample of 1,000 utilized 250 respondents from each field and used equal numbers of respondents from each of 10 m...
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