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Coalition urges Huntington Town to settle NAACP suit

December 4, 2013 - News 12

Rally for Rentals: Push for family friendly, affordable rentals in Melville

December 4, 2013 - Newsday

About 20 housing advocates gathered Tuesday in front of Huntington Town Hall, demanding that the town board settle a decadelong dispute and allow the creation of affordable, multi-bedroom rental units in Melville. The town board is slated to vote next Tuesday on a settlement at its meeting. The outcome of the vote could end a lawsuit brought by the NAACP and Fair Housing in Huntington Committee, which first accused the town of housing discrimination in 2002. FULL STORY

       Groups Urge Town to Settle Housing Suit

December 4, 2013 - Half Hallow Hills Patch

Housing advocates on Tuesday urged the Town Board to accept a proposed settlement of a lawsuit that would allow apartment rentals at a development in Melville. The NAACP lawsuit, which reaches back more than a decade, involves a plan for apartments on Ruland Road. The settlement would allow 77 one-bedroom, 34 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom rental apartments. Others, such as the Sweet Hollow Civic Association, say the apartments should be sold, not rented. FULL STORY

       Don't let TOD be DOA

March 14, 2010 - Newsday Editorial

Whatever Long Island’s future may look like, a major route to get there is development that both uses and improves mass transit. That’s the way to make our downtowns vibrant and to ease some of the congestion on our roads. To reach that goal, to bring new life to the streets around major rail hubs such as Hicksville and Ronkonkoma, we’ll have to defeat NIMBY thinking. We’ll need more of the attitude symbolized by the YIMBY signs that dominated a crucial public hearing last Tuesday night at Huntington Town Hall. FULL STORY

       Advocates: Play ball with AvalonBay

       Supporters urge town board to approve zoning for 530-unit housing development

        March 11, 2010 - Long Islander- Danny Schrafel


More than 50 people spoke at the Huntington Town Board’s public hearing regarding AvalonBay Communities’ proposal to invest $120 million to create 424 rental units and 106 for-sale town house homes located one-third of a mile from the Huntington train station. Of those, 132 will be market-restricted workforce housing – the largest such creation of workforce housing on Long Island. More than 1,100 people could live in the development, AvalonBay officials said.

Nat Board, of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, the group that marshaled many of the supporters Tuesday night, framed his analysis by painting Huntington as a baseball team that needed all of its players – seniors, young people and growing families – in the game to thrive. FULL STORY

Long Island Affordable-Housing Activists
May 30, 2008 - Long Island Business News - Kenneth R Cerini

For years, the standard of living on Long Island was among our nation's highest. In this recessionary economy, along with sluggish wage growth and layoffs, many Long Islanders are fighting just to make ends meet. As a result, some communities are looking toward economic development, while others are trying to establish affordable housing. Either way, Long Island must work to maintain its once sought-after standard of living. "What is a healthy Long Island?" asked Lisa Tyson, director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, "and what do we need on Long Island for it to be successful for everyone?" With the support of community members Islandwide, the coalition is intent on finding the answers. FULL STORY

 

    

Saying 'Yes' To Affordable Housing On Long Island
January 2008 - New York League of Conservation Voters - Deborah Wetzel

Everyone's heard of NIMBY ("Not in My Backyard"), but you’ll soon be hearing more about YIMBY- "Yes in My Backyard." It's a campaign that's been started by the Long Island Progressive Coalition to create more affordable housing. In their rollout meeting in December, representatives of groups including Catholic Charities, Vision Long Island, the LIA Housing Committee, AARP and Sustainable Long Island created an advisory board and reached a consensus: to build a movement to rally supporters to attend town hall meetings where affordable housing initiatives are usually derailed and to bring the issue of affordable housing to elected officials. FULL STORY

 

Yes on housing
November 30, 2007 - Long Island Business News - David Winzelberg

Everyone's heard of NIMBY ("Not in My Backyard"), but you’ll soon be hearing more about YIMBY- "Yes in My Backyard." It's a campaign that's been started by the Long Island Progressive Coalition to create more affordable housing. In their rollout meeting in December, representatives of groups including Catholic Charities, Vision Long Island, the LIA Housing Committee, AARP and Sustainable Long Island created an advisory board and reached a consensus: to build a movement to rally supporters to attend town hall meetings where affordable housing initiatives are usually derailed and to bring the issue of affordable housing to elected officials. FULL STORY

 

 

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