Housing Advisory Commission

Members

Member Term Expires
William Dougherty
March 31, 2019
Fredrick Andrews
March 31, 2020
Vacancy
March 31, 2020
Rona Smith, Chairperson
March 31, 2020
Michael Herbert March 31, 2019
Vacancy March 31, 2016
Eric Dantes
March 31, 2020
Deborah O'Kane
March 31, 2020
Councilman James Dinizio Jr.- Town Board Liaison

Tracey Dwyer, Secretary


Overview

In May 2004 the Town Board enacted legislation to create the Town of Southold Housing Fund. The purpose of the fund is provide the town with a mechanism to obtain funding and create programs that will increase housing opportunities for families and individuals who are residents of the Town and/or employed in the Town who are in need of affordable housing.

This legislation formally established a Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) to review and make recommendations regarding the Town of Southold Housing Fund. The HAC consists of 10 residents of the town who serve without compensation. No member of the Town Board shall serve on the commission. The commission reflects a diverse membership with individuals from various geographic locations. In addition, membership includes a broad representation from the community such as landowners, persons with skill and knowledge about the environment, real estate, banking, building, and farming. The commission also seek members who were / are recipients of housing assistance.

The Southold Town Housing Advisory Committee keeps a current registry of residents who would like to be informed when there any affordable housing becomes available. Individuals who would like to be on that registry can find information on our website or contact Denis Noncarrow, Government Liaison at 631-765-5806.

Responsibilities of the Housing Advisory Commission


The special projects coordinator assists the HAC with administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, transcribing minutes, etc. The commission meets once a month. The primary function of the commission is to:
  1. Ensure that an efficient, cost effective and expedient production of affordable housing is created and maintained.
  2. Serve as a liaison for community members within their respective hamlets / villages regarding affordable housing
  3. Identify appropriate sites for the development of affordable housing within respective hamlets/villages
  4. When necessary, arbitrate matters of disagreement between owners of accessory apartments and renters.
  5. Approve capital improvement requests from residents living in housing units
  6. Make recommendations to the Town Board relating to affordable housing

Meeting agendas and minutes can be obtained using our document management porthole in a folder called committees. -

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