Suffolk aims to keep young adults on LI college campuses

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Suffolk County officials are exploring a plan that would encourage young residents to live on university campuses -- and stay on Long Island -- after they finish school.

The initiative would create multifamily units in Planned Young Adult Communities, or PYACs, on available land at local colleges.

Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mount Sinai), a supporter of the plan, said the housing -- similar to planned retirement communities for seniors -- may stem the loss of talented young people who can't afford to live where they were raised.

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