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Letter: ‘Affordable’ units still very expensive

Workers remove rubble from the site of a

Workers remove rubble from the site of a demolished warehouse on Railroad Avenue in Copiague, near the LIRR station, on Friday, April 8, 2016. Plans for a 90-unit affordable rental apartment complex are in the works. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

When and where did officials involved in Copiague Commons decide that rentals costing $1,193 to $1,850 a month are affordable [“Site cleared for affordable housing,” News, April 9]?

While I agree that there is a strong need in Suffolk County for income-restricted housing, this by no means will benefit those in need.

Patricia Murphy, West Islip