affordable housing

VIEWPOINT: A second shot at suburbia

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s progressive agenda offers an historic opportunity for Long Island to right itself. By JOHN L. KOMINICKI // At long last, Long Island and New York City share a problem that isn’t the MTA. Rapid population growth and soaring rents are forcing the city to look outside the five boroughs for help in building tens of thousands of apartments needed now or promised as part of Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping environmental…


Riverhead in line for state housing support

The state announced $141 million in support for affordable housing projects, including $5.4 million for a planned Riverhead development. The Finger Lakes region (six total awards for $26.5 million) will receive the largest amount of funding, followed by the Southern Tier (four awards, $21.1 million) and the Mid-Hudson region (four awards, $17.8 million). The most individual awards are going to New York City (nine awards, $16.7 million). The aid includes low-interest loans, grants and tax…