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Mental health advocates in New York want more funds to provide housing for New Yorkers with significant mental health challenges.

Oyster Bay Bans Plywood From 'Zombie Homes'

Feb 20, 2018
Mike Groll / AP

On Long Island, the Town of Oyster Bay has banned the use of plywood to cover windows and doors on foreclosed “zombie homes,” in an attempt to eliminate the boarded-up eyesores in its neighborhoods.

The new law went into effect last week and requires the use of polycarbonate, a strong, clear plastic, to cover windows on the foreclosed homes.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino says the new law addresses quality of life concerns caused by vacant homes.

Don Ryan / AP

New York has purchased an additional 92 mortgages on Long Island in danger of going into foreclosure in order to keep properties from becoming “zombie homes.”

Carrie Antlfinger / AP

A new survey finds that four out of 10 young adults on Long Island live with relatives. That’s 10 percentage points higher than it was in 2004.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Veterans groups and government officials broke ground on an affordable housing project for homeless veterans and their families on Long Island.