Community Housing Innovations
There are nearly 5,000 homeless students in Suffolk County, according to state data from the 2012-13 school year. Nassau County is close behind with about 3,200 homeless students enrolled.
The wealthy suburbs on Long Island and in Westchester County have been losing their young workforce at a dramatic rate, and advocates blamed a lack of affordable housing.
No one wants abandoned houses next to their property. But now some Long Island eyesores are being converted to nice homes, and auctioned to deserving families.