Housing Advisory Commission
||March 31, 2020
||March 31, 2020|
||March 31, 2020
|Mark Levine||March 31, 2022|
|Nancy Messer||March 31, 2022
|Councilman James Dinizio Jr.- Town Board Liaison
|Valerie DeFio, Secretary
OverviewIn 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:
- Ensure that an efficient, cost effective and expedient production of affordable housing is created and maintained.
- Serve as a liaison for community members within their respective hamlets / villages regarding affordable housing
- Identify appropriate sites for the development of affordable housing within respective hamlets/villages
- When necessary, arbitrate matters of disagreement between owners of accessory apartments and renters.
- Approve capital improvement requests from residents living in housing units
- Make recommendations to the Town Board relating to affordable housing
Community Preservation Fund First-time Homebuyer Tax Exemption:
Effective September 23, 2014, certain first-time homebuyers within the Town of Southold are eligible to receive an exemption from the Community Preservation Transfer Tax, provided the purchase price of the home is no greater than $471,824.00, the home is the buyer’s primary residence and the total household income does not exceed $127,440.00. The application and further information are available under “forms.” If you have any questions, contact us at #631-765-5806.