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Workforce Housing Initiatives Are Topic of Latest Express Sessions Panel Discussion

Express Sessions: Affordable Housing for Essential Volunteers and Professionals on Public Land
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Express Sessions: Affordable Housing for Essential Volunteers and Professionals on Public Land

Panel members offered suggestions for combating the affordable housing crisis at the October 12 Express Sessions at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor. KYRIL BROMLEY

Panel members offered suggestions for combating the affordable housing crisis at the October 12 Express Sessions at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor. KYRIL BROMLEY

Sag Harbor Village Mayor Tom Gardella said his proposal for workforce housing next to the Sag Harbor Firehouse was an effort to hold the community together. KYRIL BROMLEY

Sag Harbor Village Mayor Tom Gardella said his proposal for workforce housing next to the Sag Harbor Firehouse was an effort to hold the community together. KYRIL BROMLEY

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni said the town is searching for new ways to help provide housing for essential workers and volunteers. KYRIL BROMLEY

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni said the town is searching for new ways to help provide housing for essential workers and volunteers. KYRIL BROMLEY

Tim Fromm, the East Hampton School district's assistant superintendent, said many questions needed to be answered before the district would commit to building housing on its property. KYRIL BROMLEY

Tim Fromm, the East Hampton School district's assistant superintendent, said many questions needed to be answered before the district would commit to building housing on its property. KYRIL BROMLEY

Curtis Highsmith, the director of the Southampton Town Housing Authority, said entities trying to provide workforce housing needed to be careful to avoid violating federal fair housing laws. KYRIL BROMLEY

Curtis Highsmith, the director of the Southampton Town Housing Authority, said entities trying to provide workforce housing needed to be careful to avoid violating federal fair housing laws. KYRIL BROMLEY

Kirby Marcantonio, center, wants to bring the private sector into the effort to build more workforce housing. KYRIL BROMLEY

Kirby Marcantonio, center, wants to bring the private sector into the effort to build more workforce housing. KYRIL BROMLEY

Ann LaWall, president of the Southampton Business Alliance, makes a point. KYRIL BROMLEY

Ann LaWall, president of the Southampton Business Alliance, makes a point. KYRIL BROMLEY

Kara Bak, Southampton Town's director of housing, said the town was looking into ways subsidize housing for essential workers and volunteers. KYRIL BROMLEY

Kara Bak, Southampton Town's director of housing, said the town was looking into ways subsidize housing for essential workers and volunteers. KYRIL BROMLEY

Audience member William Gang wanted to know what would happen if someone in housing dedicated to volunteers and essential workers stopped volunteering or quit their job. KYRIL BROMLEY

Audience member William Gang wanted to know what would happen if someone in housing dedicated to volunteers and essential workers stopped volunteering or quit their job. KYRIL BROMLEY

authorStephen J. Kotz on Oct 17, 2023
There is a standing line that each and every Express Sessions panel discussion, no matter what the topic, ends up being about the need for more affordable housing on the... more

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