Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Enough With the Hype – Just Make Rental Apartments Available and Affordable

The following was written for the Long Island Press, published on January 29, 2016. You can read the original here. The piece was also translated into Spanish by La Tribuna USA. You can read the translated text here. Long Island’s housing options are woefully inadequate, yet we’re doing little to address this ever-growing problem. If...
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‘Cool Downtowns’ Won’t Cut It If Long Island’s Millennials Can’t Afford to Live, Work and Play Here

The following was written for the Long Island Press. You can read the original here. All too often when the subject is Long Island’s millennial population, the topic is only addressed rhetorically at best: “What do Millennials Want?” “Why Are Millennials Different?” Or, tellingly, “Where Will Millennials Live?” These questions are genuine but the discourse never...
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Uptick in Long Island’s Housing Hides Real Concern: High Cost of Living

The following was written for the Long Island Press. You can read the original here. Long Island is experiencing a welcome renewed boom of housing construction. But are we pricing out the region’s young families by building exclusively for the elderly? Shouldn’t we be catering our downtown development proposals to the supposed wants of millennials?...
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Don’t Blame Zoning for Long Island’s Lack of Affordable Housing

The following was written for the Long Island Press in April 2015. You can read the original piece here. Over the years a growing coterie of self-described pro-growth urbanists and like-minded real estate experts have turned up their noses on suburban land-use patterns. They argue that zoning—a local municipality’s power to determine land usage—is not only...
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