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With rents rising at a faster pace than wages, the gap between what people can afford to pay and what it costs to rent in the region is growing even wider.
During the pandemic, Lapkin was a member of the Mid-Hudson’s Regional Control Room.
"The bottom line is that rents are simply unaffordable for the people we count on every day," said Joe Czajka of the Center for Housing Solutions.
Mike Oates, president and CEO of the HVEDC, said the nonprofit will "utilize research provided by Pattern for Progress to assist in the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses into the Hudson Valley.”
The council is betting that easy access to current and comprehensive data will attract new businesses and help existing organizations expand.
“What sustains this region in many respects is the immigrant community,” said Elijah Reichlin-Melnick of Pattern for Progress.
A group of panelists will discuss tools, examples and methods of successful urban revitalization strategies that small cities can use.
Pattern for Progress has embarked on a mission to connect Hispanic and Latino business owners to information, resources and funding.
The typical renter in Westchester makes $18.25 an hour. They need to be making $32.8, according to the report.
“If you’re going to go whale watching, you have to go where the whales are,” Astorino said. “The schools are the whales.”
High taxes can result in a loss of people living in the county and a slowdown for business, according to the report.
Westchester County executive Robert Astorino questioned the motives of critics of Indian Point Energy Center and maintained his criticism for a statewide minimum wage...
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the Newburgh research and policy nonprofit that works toward the economic and social betterment of the region, announced that Joseph...
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