There are two primary objectives of the CDA: (1) To assist low and moderate
income residents of the Town of Islip through housing and public service programs; and
(2) to eliminate blighted and deteriorated conditions in the Town's
neighborhoods and commercial districts.
The traditional funding source for the Agency since its inception has been the
Community Development Block Grant Program, from the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD). This is an entitlement grant currently in the range
of $1,500,000 per year. Funding has been cut significantly in recent
The Agency also applies for and administers entitlement grants for three other
HUD programs on behalf of the Town of Islip. They are: (1) The HOME Investment
Partnership Program (approx. $450,000 per year); (2) the Emergency Solutions Grant
Program (approx. $140,000 per year); and (3) the Housing Opportunities for
Persons with AIDS Program (approx. $1,800,000 per year).
The Town of Islip Community Development Agency is a public benefit
corporation which was created
by New York State legislation in 1976 at the request of the Town of Islip. It
functions as an "Urban Renewal Agency" under Articles 15, 15-A, and Section 633
of Article 15-B of the General Municipal Laws of the State of New York. While
it is an independent entity from the Town of Islip government, the Town Board
appoints all members of the CDA Board of Directors and the Town Board annually
directs the CDA to implement housing and community developments projects on
behalf of the Town.