East Hampton housing advocate Gerry Mooney was honored on Saturday March 27 by the Long Island Progressive Coalition at their annual luncheon for his work in developing and managing for families and seniors.
Mooney manages three privately developed in East Hampton Town and is instrumental in developing another project which has been in the planning stage for 10 years.
Mooney says that planning on the east end has not considered how people who service the homes of the wealthy will be housed.
Residents at the existing housing units pay a maximum of 30% of their income for rent. Another senior housing development is a joint project of Windmill Housing, a non-profit corporation and in Amagansett.
Objections to the project have slowed its approval by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board.
from a report broadcast on WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport / WPKM 88.7 Montauk / wpkn.org