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Section 1, Part A - General Housing Characteristics

Section 1, Part A informs the respondent of the appropriate time period for which to report purchases.

As we start, please understand that we ask the same questions of everybody we talk to. I realize some of these questions may not apply to your household.

Most questions that I will be asking refer to a specific time period.
During this interview, the time period, unless I state otherwise is for the past month/three months, that is, from the 1st day of "reference month" to today.

Most of my questions are about expenses your household had or bills youíve received. You will find it helpful to have your checkbook register, credit card statements and other records as you answer the questions.

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Last Modified Date: April 5, 2010