The Town of Islip Housing Authority is a Public Housing Authority created in accordance with the provisions of New York State Public Housing Law. The Authority exists under the terms of the incorporation and a cooperation agreement with the local municipality.

 The H.A. Board of Commissioners are comprised of seven members, five members are appointed by The Supervisor and the entire Town Board of the Town of Islip and two program participants of the H.A. are elected by the other participants living in the H.A. subsidized units. The Board appoints an Executive Director to run the day to day operations. The Board of Commissioners meets at least monthly September through June.

    The Authority manages 360 units of Public Housing for eligible families, which include elderly and disabled persons/families. There are four Public Housing locations throughout the Town of Islip. Availability and eligibility are determined through the management and administration of a waiting list.

    The Authority also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, a federally subsidized rental subsidy program. There are approximately 1,035 families participating. Availability and eligibility are determined through the management and administration of a waiting list.

    Although HUD has scored the Islip Housing authority as a High Performer for 14 consecutive years, the Board of Commissioners are dedicated to providing housing and services through the administration of the HUD subsidies at the highest level possible. The Board expects that the Executive Director and Housing Authority staff will perform and implement Board and or HUD policies to achieve their goals.