Town and Village Specific Programs

Town of Babylon: Long Island Green Homes - Those in the Town of Babylon who are up to date on their property taxes qualify for a free home energy audit from a certified Energy Auditor with submission of two years of utility usage data. If you continue with your home improvements, the Town can provide access to low-cost financing. On average, Babylon residents save $1,000 a year through Long Island Green Homes.

Town of East Hampton: Home Improvement Program - Provides no-interest loans to homeowners to rehabilitate their homes and bring them up to Town Code. Homeowners must be income eligible, live in the Town year-round, and own their property for at least a year. Funds are in the form of a deferred, no-interest loan that gets paid back to the Town when the property is sold or transferred.

Town of Riverhead: Home Improvement Program - Those who have an owner-occupied house or mobile home are eligible to get loan or grant for home improvement assistance designed to correct basic housing problems, especially conditions considered dangerous to health and safety. Assistance is based on income eligibility, the necessity of work to be done, and the availability of funds. If funding is not currently available, you will be placed on a waiting list until funding is. Those 60 years and older, have a household with children under 12 years of age or occupied by a person with disabilities and/or a veteran are given priority. Apply here.

Town of Smithtown: Senior Citizen Home Maintenance Program (SCHMP) - Homeowners aged 62 years and up are eligible for plumbing, electrical, carpentry, interior painting (primer only – NO cosmetic work), weatherization, exterior services (weather permitting) crime prevention and safety and miscellaneous service assistance with first priority going to those requesting installation of safety equipment. Free to the resident, all labor and materials are provided at no charge and funded by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Town of Smithtown and must total to $2,000 or less. Read more here.

Town of Southold: Residential Repair Program – Southold residents aged 60 and older owners or renters are able to get help with small tasks around the house that don’t require a licensed craftsman. Tasks include: caulking and weather stripping, changing light bulbs and batteries in smoke detectors, installing grab bars and safety rails, patching concrete including steps, repairing or replacing locks, replacing faucet washers, rewiring lamps or replacing light switches and plugs. Funding comes from the town and pays for the labor while the applicant pays for the parts and materials used.

Last updated April 19, 2024