Curran announces opening of Housing Choice Voucher waitlist

Nassau County, NY: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that the Nassau County Office of Housing will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list beginning June 21, 2021 at 9am and closing on July 2, 2021 at 4: 45pm. Section 8 Vouchers provide a subsidy to help low-income renters afford safe, decent housing.

 Only one application per household will be permitted. Families selected for the waiting list will receive notification from The Office of Housing. 2,500 households will be selected for the waitlist through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be subject to eligibility screening and offered a voucher if eligible and as one becomes available. Applying does not guarantee a voucher. Disabled non-elderly families may be eligible for Mainstream Vouchers.

 “During these times of economic uncertainty for so many, the stable rent subsidy provided through this program will be a great benefit for both families and landlords,” said Nassau County Executive Curran.

 “We are pleased to announce that Nassau County Office of Housing will be opening its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list lottery, which will allow more affordable housing opportunities to low income families in the County,” said Kennetha A. Pettus, Director of Nassau County Office of Housing.

 To be eligible: 

  1.  The Head of Household must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor according to NY State law; and
  1. The household must be income eligible. See the “Income Eligibility” section for details; and
  1. The household must meet immigration requirements.
  1. The Head of Household, or at least one member of the applicant’s household, must be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or have another eligible immigration status; and
  1. The household must reside in Nassau County or they must agree to reside within Nassau County for the first 12 months after receiving a voucher.

Eligibility is based upon income limits established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Individuals with disabilities are eligible for the program. To ensure equal participation in housing assistance, applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request by contacting 516-572-1922.

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