Weschester County finance officials have delayed their planned issuance of tax-exempt bonds to fund a landmark affordable housing program because most localities have yet to approve the home-ownership plan, county officials said Thursday.

The bonding program, announced in March after County Executive Andrew P. O'Rourke detailed a plan to construct 5,000 units of affordable housing throughout Westchester County over the next five years, was scheduled to begin this summer, county officials said.

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