The housing lottery is part a commitment to help families obtain affordable, energy efficient housing in the Town of Islip. Housing Lotteries are held periodically throughout the year. Applications through the town's Community Development Agency are now being accepted.
The town evaluates each applicant's finances, credit and ability to get a bank loan. Each applicant must also meet federal criteria set by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and the HOME program, which provides federal funds to purchase, renovate and sell the properties.