Pawlowski property
Paul Pawlowski’s property on Route 25 in Mattituck is back on the market, after public opposition to his affordable housing plans.

In the wake of public opposition to variations on a plan for affordable housing in Mattituck, a dearth of proposed affordable housing projects, and a sluggish start to the town’s provisions allowing for affordable accessory apartments, Southold Town’s Housing Advisory Commission is hosting a public forum this Thursday, Oct. 22, to explain the town’s housing needs and offer resources to people who need to find affordable housing.

According to the Commission, “despite ongoing discussion about “affordable housing and” whether it is needed or not, few residents understand what it is and who it serves.”

The Housing Advisory Commission members plan to discuss the history of affordable housing in Southold, who benefits from the provision of affordable housing, town policies and codes, and to help members of households are in need of housing assistance learn about the process and availability of affordable housing inventory in Southold.

The Commission will also provide a list of housing resources.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct.22 at 6 p.m. in the main meeting room at Town Hall, 53095 Route 25 in Southold.


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

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