We need to prevent an exodus of youth and talent from Nassau County: “One by one, Natalie Sparaccio has seen her friends and classmates leave Long Island and never look back...Colorado, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina. Every few months, another going-away party. Millennials all in search of better jobs, apartments they can afford and a nightlife.” How high rents are driving away LI's millennials https://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-millennials-housing-high-cost-1.35922815
We must build affordable housing that is desirable and affordable for young working adults. This must include proximity to both transit options and walkable downtowns with retail and dining options. Today’s young adult renters are the families, homeowners, and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We need to keep the next generation on LI to both protect our property values and ensure that our area has a prosperous future for our children. The increased tax revenue from new housing will have the added benefit of decreasing the tax burden on current homeowners, which we can all appreciate. It is in all of our interests to ensure that young adults can both afford to live here and see Long Island as a great place to live!