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Housing Crisis

Fawn Valley townhomes to go up for sale

LAKE PLACID — Sixteen new townhomes are now on the market in Lake Placid, more than three years after the Fawn Valley housing project was first announced by local developer Homestead Development Corporation. The 22-unit housing development is located on Pioneer Lane, off of Wesvalley ...

Renters displaced as units condemned

SARANAC LAKE — Several residents of an apartment building on Broadway are being ordered to move out of their homes after the village deemed their units “unfit for human occupancy” and condemned the structure. The property at 155 Broadway has been owned by landlord Bob Decker for many ...

Homestead preps new development, gives update on Fawn Valley

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid-based affordable housing developer Homestead Development Corporation presented a sketch plan for a new housing development for essential workers at the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board meeting Wednesday. Fox Hill, the developer’s new project, will ...

Renters share experiences with housing in new zine

SARANAC LAKE — “Craigslist, Saranac Lake, NY. Results: 1/1. Only apartment in existence! 50% of your monthly income! One bed, one bath, no pets, no laundry, broken stove, broken fridge.” Thus reads an anonymously-created drawing in “ADK Housing Zine,” a project by Saranac Lake ...

North Country nets $7.7M in housing grants

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday $46 million in new state housing grant awards, including more than $7.7 million for organizations and homeowners in the North Country. The grants are expected to serve 155 housing units in the region and are targeted at helping low- and moderate-income ...

New zine explores housing crisis from renter’s point of view

SARANAC LAKE — More than 35 area renters and housing organizers gathered in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library on Monday night to celebrate the launch of writer Erin Dorney’s “House Zine,” a project that recounts her 17 years as a renter and, specifically, two fraught ...