Suffolk County, acting through its Department of Economic Development and Planning, provides funding initiatives for the Affordable and Workforce Housing Program through the use of capital bond proceeds to fund certain approved infrastructure improvements for qualifying affordable and workforce housing developments. Fifty percent of all units, including owner-occupied and rental housing units, must, at a minimum, be occupied by persons and families whose income does not exceed 120% of the HUD-established median income limits, adjusted by family size for the Nassau-Suffolk PMSA, and 50% of all units must, at a minimum, be occupied by persons and families whose income does not exceed 80% of the HUD-established median income limits, adjusted by family size as described in §36-2D(2)(c) of the Suffolk County Administrative Code. Infrastructure improvements include, but are not limited to, roads, parking, sewers, water, sidewalks, street lighting and appurtenant landscaping.
Approved applications may be funded on a first-come, first-served basis. The county reserves the right to reject any and all applications, negotiate with applicants, recommend funding in an amount less than requested, conduct site visits, interview the applicant and development team, and request additional information. The county also reserves the right to take any actions deemed appropriate to assure that program funds are distributed throughout the County.
Interested parties are encouraged to obtain further information by selecting the links below.
Suffolk County Administrative Code Article XXXVI: Affordable Housing
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development – Uncapped Income Limits
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development – Fair Market Rents
Suffolk County Design Standards
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