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Southampton Accepting Affordable Housing Applications

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:38
Applications are still being accepted for units at Sandy Hollow in Southampton, above, and the Speonk Commons.
Diana Weir

Applications for Southampton Town affordable housing units at Sandy Hollow in Southampton and Speonk Commons are still being accepted, the town announced last week.

There are a total of 65 apartments between the two developments, and some remain available. Twelve units are set aside for people with mobile, visual, and hearing disabilities.

"Individuals or households who meet the income and household size requirements . . . may apply" for the units, the housing application reads. "Qualified applicants will be required to meet additional selection criteria."

Rents on affordable units are governed by federal Housing and Urban Development guidelines and are adjusted to reflect local income statistics. As of 2017, the median household income for Nassau and Suffolk Counties is $110,800.

That means for a studio apartment, monthly rent for a person earning 60 percent of the median income is $1,225; the 80-percent income cap does not apply. For a one-bedroom apartment, rent is $1,313 for someone with 60 percent of the median income and $1,751 for someone making 80 percent of the median income. Two-bedroom apartments are $1,576 for the 60-percent income guideline and $2,101 for the 80-percent income guideline.

According to the town, only one application may be submitted per household.

Those who are interested in applying may download an application from the Southampton Town website. They may also request applications by sending self-addressed envelopes to Sandy Hollow Cove and Speonk Commons, 4 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100, Suffern 10901. An application may also be requested email to [email protected] or by calling 631-230-2050.