Officials, homeowners dedicate two new workforce units

New Housing At Tuckahoe Woods

Supervisor Jay Schneiderman speaks at a dedication of two new workforce houses in Tuckahoe Woods. Independent/Courtesy Southampton Town

Members of the Southampton Town Board and the Southampton Business Alliance joined together with the new owners of two units of workforce housing on Moses Lane and Magee Street in Tuckahoe Woods for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 6.

The two three-bedroom, two-bath houses were built through the business alliance’s Housing Initiative Corporation and sold for $332,400 to qualified applicants chosen in a housing lottery conducted by the Long Island Housing Partnership.

Stacey DiStefano and James White are the new owners of one of the homes, where they will move in with their children ages two and seven. The family had been renting a home near Hampton Bays for eight years, but could not afford to purchase a home of their own.

“We are truly blessed for this opportunity,” DiStefano said.

The houses are among two of 17 workforce housing units for sale in the town this year. Another 15 are being developed as part of the Southampton Point development. There will be another 66 workforce rentals available when developments in Speonk and at Sandy Hollow are completed this year.

“We know there is a tremendous need for more workforce housing and with the help of the Southampton Business Alliance Housing Initiative and the Long Island Housing Partnership, we hope to help those looking for an affordable home within their communities,” said Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.