Community Housing Innovations
Alec Roberts with Community Housing Innovations said 20 percent of the apartments should be set aside as affordable homes.
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.