A drone shot from Southold Town's new affordable housing video.
A drone shot from Southold Town’s new affordable housing video.

Videographer Rory MacNish has been working with Southold Town on a new video about the affordable housing crisis in Southold Town, with the hopes of giving the public an overview of the situation, information on work done by neighboring towns, and possible future solutions.

Produced with funding from the Long Island Community Foundation, the video describes the market forces behind “Southold’s biggest export: young people,” according to Town Supervisor Scott Russell; shares details about studies that show affordable housing doesn’t cause a decline in neighboring property values; and includes a trip to discuss successful affordable housing projects in East Hampton Town.

To Live in Southold from Rory MacNish on Vimeo.

The video is now airing daily on Channel 22 in Southold Town.

For more information on what can be done about affordable housing in Southold, contact Southold’s government liaison officer, Denis Noncarrow, at denisn@southoldtownny.gov.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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