2023 Down Payment Assistance Program - NOW OPEN
ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: up to $30,000 in down payment assistance
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: An Applicant Must:
- 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.
- Have a Total Household Income within the HUD Guidelines (listed in the application)
- Attend a mortgage counseling at a HUD certified non-profit housing agency
- Have at least $3,000 in the bank at the time of application
- Have a minimum annual household income of at least $40,000
- Be purchasing a home in the Suffolk County Consortium area
- Property to be purchased cannot exceed $532,000 for existing housing or $555,000 for new construction
Visit SCDownpayment.com 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 email@example.com
SUFFOLK COUNTY CONSORTIUM
PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION
Suffolk County is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to annually submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides an assessment of the County’s progress in carrying out its five-year strategic plan and its one-year action plan for the following HUD-funded programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG); the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV). The purpose of this notice is to make the CAPER available to the public for comments prior to its submittal to HUD.
The report will be available for a 15-day comment period beginning Monday November 20, 2023 through Tuesday December 5, 2023, between the hours of 9:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. at the H. Lee Dennison Building, 2nd floor, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788 in the Suffolk County Community Development Office and online at: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov
Comments on the report should be submitted in writing to the Suffolk County Community Development Office, Att: Justin Hornung, Justin.Hornung@suffolkcountyny.gov no later than 4 PM on December 5, 2023.
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)
|HOME Investment Partnership Program
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.