The East Hampton Housing Authority is now accepting applications for rental apartments in “The Green at Gardiner’s Point,” a new, 50-unit housing complex at 290 Three Mile Harbor Road.

The $32 million project includes five two-story energy efficient buildings on 14 acres, most of which will be available to people earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI).

It includes 10 one-bedroom apartments, 30 two-bedroom apartments and 10 three-bedroom apartments. Forty-one units are available for people making 60 percent of AMI, eight will be rented through the federal government’s Section 8 program and one will be reserved for a resident manager, Housing Authority Executive Director Caty Casey told public at the East Hampton Town Board’s May 21 work session.

Income requirements, which are found in the application online at https://ccasey17.wixsite.com/eh-housing-authority, range from $60,000 to $65,640 for one person to $81800 to $101,220 for a six-person family. Rents will be $1,500 for the one-bedroom apartments, $1,784 for the two-bedroom apartments or $2,045 for the three-bedroom apartments, according to the application. The households will pay their own electric bills but other services, including water, sewage, and snow removal are included in the rent.

While the application can be found online, it must be printed and returned to the Housing Authority’s office with an original signature, either in person at 316 Accabonac Road (at the Accabonac Apartments) or to the East Hampton Housing Authority, P.O. Box. 2106, East Hampton, NY 11937. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Summer Fridays.

Applications are due by July 20 at 4 p.m. in order to be entered in an Aug. 2 drawing to determine the order in which they’ll be considered. It will be aired live on LTV.

“I don’t love the word lottery. It sounds like people are there to win something, but it’s just how we order the applications, as required by state and tax credit allocations, to ensure fairness,” said Ms. Casey. “It’s a random shuffling so everyone will have an equal chance.”

Ms. Casey said anyone who doesn’t submit applications by the deadline won’t be included in the drawing, but they will be added to the end of the list in the order in which they were received.

She also urged applicants to have all their documents, including income verification, ready for review.

“With a well-prepared applicant, we’re going to be able to make our decision much more quickly,” she said, adding that the Housing Authority is hoping residents will be able to move in before the start of the school year this fall.

The project is being developed jointly between Georgica Green Ventures and the East Hampton Housing Authority, with funding from an array of sources including $18 million in New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, $3.4 million from New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Housing Trust Fund, $350,000 from the Federal Housing Trust Fund and $2.2 million in subsidies from Suffolk County.

The apartments are green certified under Enterprise Green Communities Criteria 2020 and Energy Star Certified Homes V 3.1, with Energy Star appliances, electric heat pump heating and hybrid electric hot water heaters.

“This is one of the largest affordable housing units that the town has ever seen,” said Town Councilman David Lys, who added that he was also impressed with the speed of construction. “Kudos to the East Hampton Housing Authority for finding a pathway forward through collaboration that actually works.”

Ms. Casey said the project was helped by the support of the Housing Authority’s commissioners, fast-tracking from the town’s building department, and a developer partner who had established relationships with state authorities.

“We have an excellent partner,” she said. “Georgica Green Ventures has never let us down. They produce a great product, and that’s what makes it go quickly.”   —BHY


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Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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