August 30th, 2019 – Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter helped make the American Dream come true for a Bay Shore couple and their four children by presenting the keys to the family’s newly constructed 1,400 sf four bedroom home on Hyde Park Ave. in Bay Shore.
Mariluz and Luiz Castillo and their four children, stood on the porch of their two-story colonial during a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, celebrating the moment the family took possession of their new home, made possible by the Town of Islip Community Development Agency and Suffolk County, through the 72-H program. Under the program, the County is able to transfer vacant land to the CDA, who then builds a new, energy star home that compliments the community. The CDA provides the financing by subsidizing the purchase price through low and no-interest home mortgages, low-down payments and with no closing costs, making home buying affordable.
Luis and Mariluz Castillo are vetted, qualified home buyers. The couple came to the US from Peru in 2003 as Resident Aliens with Green Cards. They were naturalized in 2016. Mariluz is an employee at Positive Promotions in the Town of Islip, and Luis works for SJG Deli Corporation. In addition to their full-time jobs, the couple works two additional part-time jobs.
“It is truly heartwarming to join with the Castillo family, as they prepare to move into their new home and make memories that will last a lifetime,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
Joining the Supervisor were Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane; CDA Executive Director James Bowers and CDA staff.