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04/25/16 4:30pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

“We’ve tried many things — the result is always the same.”

The speaker was Mary-Faith Westervelt, co-chair of Shelter Island’s Community Housing Board (CHB) noting how quickly opposition develops to any proposal for affordable housing, whether it’s houses for purchase or rent.

That’s the case with an idea floated by real estate broker Janalyn Travis-Messer, who last month brought a proposal to the CHB for a three-bedroom rental with an attached one-bedroom rental. (more…)