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Riverhead will not seek to establish half-percent transfer tax to fund affordable housing

There will be no ballot referendum this year in Riverhead to add a half-percent real estate transfer tax to  build revenue for town-sponsored affordable housing opportunities, as the Town Board has determined that the town has enough affordable housing and the state law allowing East End towns to create a “community housing fund” is not meant for Riverhead.

Riverhead considers implementing state workforce housing law; June 7 public hearing set

The Riverhead Town Board is considering the adoption of a local law to integrate the Long Island Workforce Housing Act into the town’s zoning code, which would aid in the construction of affordable housing throughout the town.

Thiele and Palumbo pass bill allowing East End towns to collect 0.5% transfer tax for affordable housing fund

To establish a community housing fund with a supplemental transfer tax, the town would have to pass a local law that is subject to a mandatory referendum.
A row of houses in a residential neighborhood on a sunny day.

Southampton Town launches digital housing survey for comprehensive plan

The Town of Southampton is creating a town-wide housing plan as part of an update to the town’s Comprehensive Plan, and is looking for the community's help to develop the best plan to suit the town's needs.

Governor vetoes bill to establish affordable housing fund with new tax on luxury homes

Legislation that would have authorized the five East End towns to establish affordable housing funds financed by a new real estate transfer tax of .5% was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday.

Bills that made it to the finish line in the frenzied last days of state legislative session

Here are 15 bills of interest passed by both chambers during the frenzied closing days of the state legislative session in Albany.

Applications for affordable rental apartments now being accepted by Southampton Town

The Town of Southampton will hold a lottery for 65 new affordable housing units.

Five new affordable homes to be built by town housing authority in Riverside

The homes will be sold to qualified first-time homebuyers chosen through a lottery by the Southampton Town Housing Authority, executive director Curtis Highsmith announced Monday night at the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association meeting.

Only a few days left to apply for affordable housing lottery

Located on Moses Lane and on Magee Street in Southampton, the homes are being sold for $332,400 each.

Plans advance for 48-unit apartment building on W. Main Street

Peconic Crossing, which plans to build 48 rent-regulated apartments in downtown Riverhead, was awarded nearly $5.5 million in state funding. The project is in the final stages of review by town planners and the developer hopes to break ground by the beginning of 2016.