Affordable housing in Suffolk would be welcome

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 30, 2004

Editor, the News-Herald:

To see &uot;affordable housing&uot; in Suffolk for home buyers and renters would be worthy of much appreciation.

Take a deeper look as I paint a picture: Renter’s paying $500 a month plus living on poverty level; wages so low one must sink or swim.

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We are working people, not trying to beat the system or looking for a hand out, just a hand up.

Some assume we’re able to buy a home and just how is that? Paying over half your salary in rent speaks for itself. This would be more like a miracle.

Hear the plea — build in decent locations; offer affordable housing to all. Paint us another picture, one that let’s us see the American dream.

When our apartments are being sold, how secure do you think we feel?

Dennis Saunders