Islip, NY – Islip Town Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin Weichbrodt and Councilman Steve Flotteron this week led the Town of Islip’s most recent Housing Lottery, where qualifying participants got their chance at the American dream of home ownership.
Participants had their names drawn at random to determine the order in which they will be eligible to choose a home to purchase. Flanked by other Town officials, Deputy Supervisor Bergin Weichbrodt began the lottery by praising the participants for their diligence and their commitment to the Islip community.
“All homeowners in Islip have a stake in the well-being of their community,” said Deputy Supervisor Bergin Weichbrodt. “Today we are proud to help you realize your dream of owning your own home.”
All applicants for the Housing Lottery have been thoroughly screened to ensure that they will be able to make the necessary mortgage and tax payments once they purchase the homes. Twenty-one names were eligible for the drawing, and CDA Director Paul Fink explained that all applicants may have a chance to purchase a home even though only ten houses were currently available.
“Certain applicants may decide against home ownership or will prefer to wait for the right home in the right neighborhood,” said Councilman Flotteron.
The homes were located in Central Islip, West Sayville, Bay Shore and Brentwood. Some were constructed with the help of the Youth Build program, a subsidiary of the United Way that gives young members of the community a chance to learn construction techniques. For information on how to apply to the Housing Lottery Program, please contact the Islip Community Development Agency at (631) 665-1185.