Suffolk approves affordable housing initiative to help veterans, people with disabilities

The legislation states that at least five units must be designated as affordable housing for veterans and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2023, 8:53 PM

Updated 410 days ago

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed legislation Friday that requires county-funded housing developments to include affordable housing.
The legislation states that at least five units must be designated as affordable housing for veterans and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"What we are committed to in in this county is making sure everyone in our community is included," says Bellone.
 Suffolk has the largest population of veterans in New York state. There are more than 14,000 people on Long Island living with disabilities.


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