Jun 15, 2020 HTHC Zoom Panel on the Future of Affordable Housing

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition (HTHC) is pleased to present a panel discussion on why we need affordable housing and what we can do to create more of it in Huntington. 

The Zoom panel meeting will take place at 7:00 PM Monday June 15th.  After initial remarks by each of the panelists we will ask questions that have been submitted in advance.  The panel discussion will end at 8:00PM, but we will keep the Zoom session going for another half hour for group discussion.

Joining us on the panel will be:
– Chad Lupinacci, Huntington Town Supervisor
– Joan Cergol, Huntington Town Councilperson
– Phil Rugile, Director of Innovation, Launchpad Huntington
– Christopher Silliman, Staff Designer, H2M

To send in questions, please email Roger at contact@huntingtonhousingcoalition.org.

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To read the HTHC recommendations in Housing Horizons 2030, go here:
https://huntingtonhousingcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/HTHC_200329_Huntington-Housing-Horizons_2030.pdf

We hope to see you at the panel discussion!
Roger Weaving
President, HTHC

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HTHC Offers Affordable Housing Education to Candidates

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition (HTHC), a 501 c3 organization dedicated to encouraging the development of affordable new and rehabilitated homes, both rental and ownership, for low and moderate income individuals and families in Huntington, is offering to discuss the issues surrounding affordable workforce housing with any person running for any local, county, or state office that can potentially affect housing in Huntington.  This includes, but is not limited to, zoning, land use, water quality, sewers and waste treatment, traffic, and parking.  Individuals can come to one of our steering committee or directors’ meetings, or we can come to a candidates’ office.  Please note that as a 501c 3 organization we cannot endorse any individual running or office.

The HTHC also extends this offer to any organization, such as faith based groups and civic associations, that want to learn more about affordable workforce housing.  Please contact us at contact@huntingtonhousingcoalition.org to arrange a meeting.

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Huntington Now Covers HTHC’s Jan 2020 28-Page Affordable Housing Report

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition’s (HTHC) new 28-page report Huntington Housing Horizons 2030 received favorable coverage in Huntington Now in an article written by Pam Robinson. 

Robinson says:

A housing coalition plans to present a report Monday to the Town Board on its findings, including recommendations for more affordable housing in Huntington.

The 28-page Huntington Township Housing Coalition documents a shortage of affordable housing needed for a workforce essential to keeping residents here and to stopping businesses from moving away.

The town’s Horizons 2020 report commissioned in 2008 found the following;
• All segments of the population are affected by the scarcity of affordable housing in Huntington.
• Rental housing options for Huntington’s lower-income residents are limited.
• The shortage of decent affordable housing has resulted in the proliferation of illegal, overcrowded and sub-standard housing.

We thank Huntington Now and Ms Robinson for the coverage.

Read the entire article at Coalition to Recommend More Affordable Housing

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LIBN Covers HTHC’s Jan 2020 28-Page Affordable Housing Report

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition’s (HTHC) new 28-page report Huntington Housing Horizons 2030 received favorable coverage in Long Island Business News (LIBN) in an article written by David Winzelberg. 

Winzelberg says:

A new report presented by the Huntington Township Housing Coalition to Huntington’s town board Monday cites the critical need for affordable housing and outlines several steps the town should take to address the issue.

The 28-page report, titled “Huntington Housing Horizons 2030: Documenting the need for affordable housing in Huntington,” claims the town has under-achieved its 2008 recommendation of adding nearly 2,800 units of affordable housing, as less than 18 percent of that number has been built in the last 12 years.

Proposed actions to boost the supply of affordable housing include making accessory apartments easier to create; enacting the Melville Employment Center plan to allow for more mixed-use buildings that can create more affordable apartments; and end exemptions of a 2017 law that requires all new developments have a 20-percent affordable component.”

It should be noted that while the caption on the picture of Creekside by the Harbor correctly reports the rent of the market rate apartments, the complex also contains several affordable units which are awarded by lottery by the town’s CDA.  We thank LIBN and Mr. Winzelberg for the coverage.

Read the entire article at http://bit.ly/LIBN_More-Affordable-Housing

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HTHC Releases 28-Page Report: Huntington Housing Horizons 2030

The Huntington Township Housing Coalition today published their new report on the state of affordable housing in Huntington.  Titled Huntington Housing Horizons 2030: Documenting the Need for Affordable Workforce Housing in Huntington, the report documents the need for affordable housing, looks at what has been built in Huntington since the town’s master plan, Horizons 2020, came out in 2008, and suggest steps that could be taken to create more affordable workforce housing.

“Horizons 2020 projected that the town would need an additional 2789 affordable homes by 2020, and so with 2020 upon us we thought it was a good time to review whether the town achieved its goals,” said Roger Weaving, President of the HTHC.  “We’ve only built just over 500 affordable homes, or under 20% of the projected additional need.  The Town needs to do better.”

The HTHC will be formally presenting the report to the town during the public portion of the Town of Huntington Board meeting at 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY, on Monday, January 13th, which begins at 2:00 PM.  “It’s clear that setting the zoning and other requirements as we have them will not produce the necessary housing,” said Weaving.  “We are calling on the Town Board to take an active lead in creating the conditions and working with landowners and developers who will produce the necessary housing.”

While the report focuses on the Town of Huntington, its 28 footnoted pages contain comparative data on Brookhaven, Babylon, Oyster Bay, Smithtown, Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Islip that would make the report of interest to people who do not live and work in Huntington. In addition, the lack of affordable housing is a regional problem, and much of the data cited is regional in nature.

To
access the report, go to the HTHC website at
https://huntingtonhousingcoalition.org/.  For a link directly to the report, please use
http://huntingtonhousingcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/HTHC_200329_Huntington-Housing-Horizons_2030.pdf.

For further information, please contact Roger Weaving, President, HTHC, at contact@huntingtonhousingcoalition.org, 631-793-1643.

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