Huntington Town Board considers legislation to legalize accessory dwelling units

Some residents are worried about parking in the town if the legislation makes it through.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2023, 10:37 PM

Updated 382 days ago

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The Town of Huntington is working on legislation that could legalize basement apartments and possibly help with the housing issues on Long Island.
Executive Director for the Huntington Housing Coalition Pilar Moya-Mancera says she is seeing the housing crisis on Long Island firsthand and there are not enough rentals.
She says in 2022, they had 2,000 people that were in desperate need of housing.
Moya-Mancera says allowing accessory dwelling units or ADUS would help those in need of housing, and some in the town agree.
"I think the problem here is people can't afford to live out here, so anything that would make it easier, as long as it's legitimate," says Cold Goldberg, of Northport. "I don't see a problem with that. I'm big on that type of stuff provided it does not bring crime."
Some, however, are worried about parking in the town if the legislation makes it through.
"There is a benefit in legalizing them," says Bob Biersack, of Huntington. "But, maybe stretching the residents a little too far."
A public hearing on the issue is set for June 13 at 7 p.m.


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