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.