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Home values on Long Island saw the biggest rise last month in over 10 years.

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Hundreds lined up to see federal Housing Secretary Ben Carson in Stamford, Connecticut, Monday night. Carson was speaking at the Ferguson Library as part of its lecture series, “Civility in America.”

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson pledged Monday to work with federal, state and local officials to help thousands of Connecticut residents whose homes are falling apart because of defective concrete foundations.

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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.