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Affordable Housing Summit November 17th, 2018

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition, in conjunction with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters of Huntington, Leadership Huntington, Housing Help, the Huntington Public Library, the half Hollow Hills Public Library, and Latinos Unidos, is holding a summit on on affordable housing called “Community Conversation on Housing for All-Huntington Township”.  With opening remarks by Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, the event will have breakout sessions that cover how to afford your home, new legislation proposed for accessory apartments, the different types of housing that are currently in demand, and the impacts that housing choices have on the environment, traffic, and the character of the town.  The event will be held November 17th from 8:00 AM to Noon at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington

Registration is free, but we ask that if you plan to attend you register so we can plan which sessions end up in which theaters.  Registration can be done at huntingtonhousing.eventbrite.com.  A flyer detailing the event can be found here:

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New report highlights how lack of affordable housing leads to homelessness

This report draws from two-and-a half years of study by the Welfare-to-Work Commission’s Supportive Housing Work Group.  It assesses the critical shortage of housing for Suffolk’s most vulnerable residents at risk of becoming homeless: working-poor people earning under 50 percent of the Area Median Income ($55,400 for a family of four) and, more pointedly, people with mental illness who need supportive housing. The most recent count found 3,868 homeless people on Long Island. It costs Suffolk $19 million a year to shelter the homeless. Click to read the report: SWTW supportive housing report with cover letter

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HTHC Report Updates Inventory Affordable Housing: Still not Enough

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition today released its 2018   Housing report 2018, an update of its 2016 report on housing built and proposed in the town of Huntington, NY, since the publication of the Town’s Horizons 2020 master plan.

The report notes that only 27% of the affordable housing indicated in the plan has been proposed or built, with much of it remaining in the proposed stage.  It also notes that the town has far fewer rental apartments than the market needs.  It notes that there is a significant role for government in providing affordable housing, because the high demand for housing coupled with the slow pace of adding additional units would indicate that only market-rate units would be built without intervention.

It proposes possible solutions to creating more affordable workforce housing, and calls for the town to take action.

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Listen to Candidates speak on affordable housing

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition announced today that it has launched a YouTube channel.  The channel will contain short videos of the Town of Huntington candidates for Supervisor and Town Council.  It can be accessed by going to YouTube and searching for Huntington Township Housing Coalition, or by going here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU-lPYL1qpBqBZonLtpZuNw/videos

We encourage you to become informed as to the positions your candidates have taken.   Updates will be posted on the HTHC’s Facebook page.

 

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