Some Suburbs Are Actually Trying to Solve the Housing Shortage
New York suburbs have long lagged their peers in building new housing. A few towns are eyeing a different approach.
Sam Mellins · October 25, 2022
Everybody wants to be next to a nature preserve, not everybody wants to be next to an affordable housing project. | Luis Villasmil
Long Island and Westchester build housing at some of the lowest rates of any suburban area in the country, fueling high rents and home prices across the region.
A colorfully dressed referendum supporter works to get out the vote. | Courtesy of Mike Daly
Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting… more
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