Suffolk executive announces affordable homes policy

HUNTINGTON STATION - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joined other local lawmakers today to announce a program assisting first-time home buyers. The policy awards $10,000 in federal funding to families looking to place a down payment on a house. To qualify, new home buyers must have saved at least $3,000 and their home cannot cost more than $320,000. One family, the Tardieus of Huntington Station, says the measure helped them move into their $270,000 house. "This is a pivotal step in the process of home ownership," says Bellone. Applications will be accepted until September, but the money will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. To watch the entire press conference hosted by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

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