About Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)


The North Hempstead Housing Authority (NHHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program helps low-income households choose and pay for quality housing in the private market. With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the HCV Program pays a portion of a family’s rent each month to give them access to the full range of housing available in diverse neighborhoods. Participants can rent a single-family home, an apartment or a condominium. The HCV Program helps families realize their potential and cultivate their personal, economic and social skills to support the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Once a unit has passed inspection and the rent is determined, the family will then pay a percentage of their monthly adjusted income for rent and utilities and NHHA will pay the difference.




Participants in the HCV Program must meet a number of requirements detailed in the Administrative Plan (Section 8), such as the following:

  • Currently on the HCV Program Waiting List
  • Meet income limits specified by HUD
  • Pass a criminal background check