Southampton Town representatives and members of the Southampton Business Alliance at the Monday morning groundbreaking.
Southampton Town representatives and members of the Southampton Business Alliance at the December groundbreaking.

Qualified first-time homebuyers are being encouraged to enter a new workforce housing lottery in the Town of Southampton. Applications must be submitted to the Long Island Housing Partnership by Feb. 28. 

The lottery is for two newly constructed 3 bedroom/ 2 bath homes in Tuckahoe Woods that will sell for $332,400. The homes are located on Moses Lane and Magee Street. 

The homes were built through the generosity and hard work of the Southampton Business Alliance Housing Initiative Corporation and the Southampton Business Alliance. The Town of Southampton donated the land. 

Qualified buyers must be within the 2017-2018 income levels established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Those guidelines are as follows: Income limitations apply according to the size of household and may not exceed:

Household Size-Maximum Income

  1. $93,050.00
  2. $106,350.00
  3. $119,650.00
  4. $132,950.00
  5. $143,600.00
  6. $154,250.00
  7. $164,850.00
  8. $175,500.00

Applications must be submitted with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Checks should be made payable and delivered to:

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oser Avenue, Suite 800
Hauppauge, N.Y.11788
Attention: Tuckahoe Woods Affordable Housing Program

Applicants meeting the requirements will be entered into a lottery and will then be required to complete a formal application for income and employment/credit information. Applicants must also attend mortgage counseling with the Long Island Housing Partnership, a certified HUD counseling agency, and qualify to obtain a mortgage.   

Only those who have not owned a home, property or shares of a home or property during the past three years are eligible for the program.  Questions about the lottery should be directed to the Long Island Housing Partnership at 631.435.4710 or the Town of Southampton Housing Office at (631) 702-1731. Applications can also be found on the Town’s website, www.southamptontownny.gov/housinglottery   

The Lottery will be held March 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall.

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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