Daniel and Jessica Gomez, employees of the Southampton Union Free School District, are the new owners of a home resold through the town’s affordable housing program. The original owners purchased the unit at The Courtyards on Major’s Path in North Sea over 10 years ago through the lottery program, and recently retired, making the unit available for resale. The Gomez family qualified for the property and are now its second owners.
“This is how the affordable housing process is supposed to work,” said town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. “When a unit opens up, our program maintains the affordability for another qualified homebuyer. The Town of Southampton has been working diligently to create as many affordable housing opportunities as possible, including new construction, inclusionary zoning for builders, and updating the accessory apartment law to increase the number of affordable rentals.”
This unit was marketed by email to the town’s attainable housing registry and was featured on the town website. As current homeowners move on, there will be more opportunities to purchase affordable resales.