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Housing Crisis

The Tupper Lake 10

TUPPER LAKE — The state approved 10 of the 17 projects proposed as part of Tupper Lake’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative plan on Wednesday, with the state placing an emphasis on funding housing projects. The slate of projects announced included grants to rehabilitate ...

Village board promises STR regulations draft after holidays

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake village board is pledging to have a draft of short-term rental regulations for the public to review after the holiday season, and will discuss the current state of the document with the village Housing Task Force at a board meeting tonight. At a meeting on ...

‘We’re running out of time’

SARANAC LAKE — On Election Day, the basement of the Harrietstown Town Hall was filled with voters participating in democracy. Upstairs, in the village board room, where the village board and Housing Task Force held a public meeting on vacation rental regulations, locals participated in ...

Tupper Lake looks for housing solutions

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake town Councilman John Gillis spent his summer studying local housing statistics, attending the Common Ground Alliance conference in June and jumping on weekly calls with Adirondack Action. He’s doing this because he believes the town cannot remain a working-class ...

Report: North Country housing affordability at 33-year low

The housing shortage in the Tri-Lakes is evident just based on anecdotal evidence, but statistics from the New York State Association of REALTORS shows the extent of the severe reduction in housing affordability in the past few years. NYSAR released a statewide housing report in August based ...

Housing shortage hits the health care field

SARANAC LAKE — The affordable housing shortage is impacting the local health care industry. As local hospitals and biotech businesses struggle to add more staff, industry leaders say housing is a major hindrance to hiring, and they’re turning to new, unique ways to try to attract and keep ...