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
https://huntingtonhousingcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/HTHC_200108_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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