.

Affordable Housing Complex for LI Veterans Coming to Islandia

Six new homes will be built in Islandia for Long Island’s Iraq and Afghanistan service men and women.

A rendering of a future home within a new affordable housing complex for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, that is coming to Islandia.
A rendering of a future home within a new affordable housing complex for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, that is coming to Islandia.
An affordable housing complex specifically for Long Island veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will break ground Thursday in Islandia.  

The development is the first of its kind in the nation, according to the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp.  

“There has never been anything like this to my knowledge,” said Tom Datre, president of LIHBCDC in a press release. “We are providing much needed housing for those who bravely served our country – and their families – in a community where all the neighbors will be veterans.”  

Six homes are to be built through LIHBCDC’s “Building New Homes for Returning Veterans” program on 3.5 acres donated by CA Technologies in Islandia. The group plans to complete construction by Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

The subdivision, known as Veterans Way, is on the south side of Motor Parkway, west of Old Nichols Road.   Participating in the ground breaking will be leaders of LIHBCDC, members of the Long Island Builders Institute; elected officials, including Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman; veterans’ group leaders; CA Technologies executives and veterans who have applied for the homes.  

“The village is honored that this first-ever veterans subdivision is being developed in our community,” Dorman said.  

Veterans interested in purchasing the homes, which will be sold at prices substantially below market prices, must meet certain qualifications and will be selected by a committee of local, county and state commanders of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Applications will be accepted through June 30.  

Applicants for the homes should write a letter to LIHBCDC, 1757 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749 detailing their contact information, military service, present employment and living status and why the home would be life changing.  

The “Building New Homes for Returning Veterans” program was created by LIHBCDC, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 arm of Long Island Builders Institute, in 2009. So far, it has built two homes with additional homes planned after completion of the Islandia subdivision.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »