New lease on life: Coram vet, family to move from basement apartment to new home
Coram veteran and his family will soon be moving into a brand-new home in Medford.
In just a few weeks, Sean Butterfield's family will be moving out of the basement apartment in Coram they are renting and into a house with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.
Butterfield served in the Marines and will be renting the home from the United Veterans Beacon House.
The Bay Shore-based nonprofit provides housing for veterans and others who are in need.
Theresa Regante, of United Way of Long Island, says more than half of Long Islanders can't afford to buy a home on the Island without some sort of support or subsidy from the government.
The funds that built this house come from the state's Homeless Housing And Assistance Program
The family will be paying monthly rent, which is based on income.
The president of the United Veterans Beacon House says the nonprofit has helped 10 families in Nassau and Suffolk find homes.