Economic Development and Planning

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Theresa Ward, Acting Commissioner

PO Box 6100
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY  11788

Tel: 631-853-5705
Fax: 631-853-5688
E-mail: Community.Development




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The Suffolk County Community Development Office, a unit within the Department of Economic Development and Planning, is specifically charged with developing projects designed to benefit persons of low and moderate incomes.  Community Development is also charged with preventing or eliminating areas of slum or blight within our communities and assisting areas with urgent needs.

The Suffolk County Community Development Office administers these projects through the Suffolk County Community Development Consortium which includes 17 separate municipalities.  Member communities include:

  • Town of Brookhaven
  • Town of East Hampton
  • Town of Riverhead
  • Town of Shelter Island
  • Town of Smithtown
  • Town of Southampton
  • Town of Southold
  • Village of Bellport
  • Village of Lake Grove
  • Village of Patchogue
  • Village of Port Jefferson
  • Village of Sag Harbor
  • Village of Shoreham
  • Village of Southampton
  • Village of The Branch
  • Village of Westhampton Beach
  • Village of Westhampton Dunes

The Town of Huntington participates with the County in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) only.

The activites of the Suffolk County Community Development Office are funded by the Federal Government through various programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) .

HUD funding for the 2016 program Year is as follows:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)  

HOME   Investment Partnership Program  
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)



Community Development Resources:

Suffolk County receives federal entitlement funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG). In connection with the receipt of those funds, Suffolk County is required to submit a 5 Year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A key component of the 5 Year Consolidated Plan is public comment and input.

The Consolidated Plan for Suffolk County, New York, represents a new 5 year plan covering the program years from 2015 to 2019, consolidating the CDBG, HOME and ESG entitlement funding into one submission. It has been prepared in accordance with 24CFR Part 91.

As a requirement of receiving Federal funds, Suffolk County has recently completed the final draft of its Analysis to Impediment to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The goal of this analysis is to identify a process to affirmatively further fair housing through an examination of the fair housing delivery system, housing transactions and housing patterns. 

Suffolk County is currently seeking public input prior to drafting its 2017 Annual Action Plan: PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE.  We are seeking comments regarding the use of Federal HUD funds to support programs and projects that benefit low and moderate income populations and census tracts.  The DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS is  DECEMBER 7, 2016 AND A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN THE 2ND FLOOR REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE ROOM ON DECEMBER 7, 2016 IN THE H. LEE DENNISON BUILDING  AT 100 VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY, HAUPPAUGE, NY.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to Lizabeth Plouff, Community Development 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 600, Hauppauge, NY  11788 or via email to or 

2014 Annual Plan

2015 Annual Plan

2016 Annual Plan

Consolidated Plan 2015-2019

Suffolk County Consortium - CAPER - Program Year 2014

Suffolk County Consortium - CAPER - Program Year 2015

Contract Provisions for sub-recipient agreements

CDBG Budget Modification Form

Suffolk County 2016 “Uncapped” HUD Income Limits

Suffolk County Consortium CDBG Project Description Forms

CDBG Public Service Demographic Reporting Form

CDBG Housing Rehab Demographic Survey Form