Income and Rent on Long Island
Income and rent on Long Island, 2001-2013
Households with Housing Cost Burdens Compared to Other Suburban Communities
Long Island households with housing cost burdens compared to other suburban communities, 2013
Median Home Sales Price
Median Home Sales Price on Long Island, 2000-2013
Our Housing Problem
Our suburban neighbors have almost twice as many alternatives to single-family homes than we do on Long Island.
The Power of 8,300
Long Island has 8,300 acres of underutilized properties in our downtowns and around our rail stations.
The Rental Housing Problem
The shortage of affordable rental homes strains Long Island’s economy and makes it harder to compete for jobs in the years ahead.
Long Island Could be More Affordable
Long Islanders support options to make life more affordable.
Building Permits Issued, 1980-2011
Building permits issued on Long Island 1980-2011
Land use on Long Island by percent of land
The Building Permit Process
Compating the building permit process on LI vs. Fairfax, VA.
What Direction Are We Moving In?
We asked residents if they think Nassau/Suffolk counties are headed in the right or wrong direction.
Number of Long Island households paying more than 35% of their income on housing expenses; 2000 and 2010
Residential Building Permits
Residential building permits issued on Long Island; 1980 to 2010
Long Islanders Compared to our Neighbors
Similarities and differences between Long Islanders and our neighbors
Tracking Residential Satisfaction on Long Island
A survey about Long Islanders’ outlook on the future and openness to change in their region.
8,300 Acres Underutilized
These acres represent an untapped potential. What could we do with all of that property?
Number of new residential building permits issued for multifamily units; 2000 to 2010
Downtown Revitalization Approval Process
A comparison of the downtown revitalization approval process on Long Island vs. Fairfax, VA.
Average Home Size
The average home size on Long Island from 1950 to today
Affordable Homes on LI
Availability of affordable homes on Long Island
Long Island Survey: Land Use Planning Practices
A survey that examines the planning practices of 36 jurisdictions—14 cities and towns and 22 villages.
The Next Generation Speaks
Here’s what young people had to say about Long Island in a recent poll.
Re-thinking Accessory Housing
The accessory apartment has come a long way from the idea of a stuffy mother-in-law unit.
Building in LI Downtowns
9 facts and 1 conclusion about building in Long Island downtowns
The Cost of Making Ends Meet
Comparing bare bones expenses to average salaries in the region demonstrates that many families are struggling to make ends meet.