Suffolk County, New York has appointed a commission to tackle the workforce housing issue. A recent report released by the county found that home prices increased more than 80 percent in the past four years, while incomes have risen only 14 percent. County executive Steve Levy directed the commission to create an inventory of potential sites, streamline the permitting process, and recommend the needed zoning changes and incentives to builders. The median price of a single-family home in Suffolk County is now $326,000—more than double the national median.