Institute for Attainable Homes
The Institute for Attainable Homes is a project of the Center for Community Solutions at St. Joseph’s College.
Addressing the housing landscape on Long Island
There are many individuals and families on Long Island who struggle to afford housing. America’s first suburb has gone from being one of the most affordable places to settle and raise a family to one of the least.
Regional Plan Association, in consultation with Long Island Affordable and Fair Housing Task Force, created housing data profiles, as well as a jobs and income factsheet, for Long Island’s towns, cities and villages with support from Citi Community Development and the Long Island Community Foundation. It is hoped that this data will be used to guide important discussions and decisions as communities across Long Island address current and future housing needs.
Individual Housing Profiles
About the Institute
By supporting the growth of sustainable communities through intentional development and revitalization of homes, neighborhoods and communities, we seek to meet the needs of new residents, and ensure access to a good quality of life for all Long Islanders.
We see the housing need as one that cuts across other social and economic issues, including transportation, economic development, health care and education, and so a distinctive feature of this Institute is that it is situated within a larger center — the Center for Community Solutions — that addresses multiple social needs and supports overall quality of life (“livability”).
Given this comprehensive approach to solving community problems, we understand that solutions require careful and consistent collaboration with community leaders, business leaders, government officials, educational leaders and community members. Collaboration and a commitment to social justice are in the DNA of St. Joseph’s College, so we are eminently qualified to serve as a catalyst to community solutions.
For additional information, contact Jo Anne Durovich ([email protected]) at 631.687.5193.