Religious leaders, housing advocates rally in favor of Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act

The state bill would allow religious organizations to construct affordable multifamily housing on their property without the restrictions of local zoning.

Kevin Vesey

Apr 9, 2024, 11:00 PM

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Long Island religious leaders and housing advocates held a rally Tuesday afternoon in support of the faith-based Affordable Housing Act.
The state bill would allow religious organizations to construct affordable multifamily housing on their property without the restrictions of local zoning.
The new housing units would be subject to local building codes including height restrictions.
The rally was held as a response to a Monday news conference by Nassau County’s three town supervisors, who spoke against the bill.
A different bill to mandate construction was proposed last year, but it was abandoned amid fierce opposition.


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