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2023 Down Payment Assistance Program - NOW OPEN

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: up to $30,000 in down payment assistance


  1. Be a First-Time Homebuyer (cannot have owned a home during the 3 year period immediately prior), waived for U.S. military veterans possessing a DD-214, verifying honorable service.
  2. Have a Total Household Income within the HUD Guidelines (listed in the application)
  3. Attend a mortgage counseling at a HUD certified non-profit housing agency
  4. Have at least $3,000 in the bank at the time of application
  5. Have a minimum annual household income of at least $40,000
  6. Be purchasing a home in the Suffolk County Consortium area
  7. Property to be purchased cannot exceed $532,000 for existing housing or $555,000 for new construction

Visit to download the Application and Guidelines and the Quick Reference Guide in English and Spanish and to visit Application Portal.

If you have questions please contact the Office of Community Development at 631-853-5705 or email

Notice of Public Hearing
Suffolk County Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan
December 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am

The draft of the Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan will be presented by the Suffolk County Community Development Office at a public hearing on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10:00 am and subject to a 30-day public comment period from December 28, 2023 to January 29, 2024. The Notice of Public Hearing can be viewed on the link below:

Click here for the public notice.

Appendices to the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing:

  1. CRA Data

  2. mySidewalk Dashboard

  3. Model Zoning Ordinance

  4. Zoning Maps and Ordinances

  5. Fair Housing Committee Email List

  6. AI Survey community responses
    Online Housing Surveys ENGLISH
    Online Housing Surveys SPANISH

  7. Environmental Justice Areas Eastern Suffolk

  8. Public Hearing Notices and Written Comments

  9. EDP Language Access Plan

  10. Annual Home Rental Monitoring Checklist
    Home Rental Inspection Checklist
    Home Rental Monitoring Form

  11. Economic Distress Indicators

  12. HOAs Analysis

  13. Suffolk County Fair Housing Task Force Report

2021 CAPER

Community Development Resources:

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 11 separate municipalities. Member communities include:

  • Town of East Hampton
  • Town of Riverhead
  • Town of Shelter Island
  • Town of Smithtown
  • Town of Southampton
  • Town of Southold
  • Village of Greenport
  • Village of Sag Harbor
  • 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 activities 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 2022 program Year is as follows:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) $1,337.776
HOME Investment Partnership Program $734,469

Suffolk County receives federal entitlement funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. 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 2020 to 2024, consolidating the CDBG and HOME 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 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. 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 Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901