Frequently Asked Questions

Senior/Disabled Housing (RAD)

Where are the apartments located?
Can I request a particular location?
How much will my rent be?
Is electricity included in my rent?
Are there other fees or expenses?
How long do I have to wait to get an apartment?
Who can apply?
How can I apply?
How do I pay my rent?

Section 8

How do I get a Section 8 application?
How do I know when program is open?
Can I qualify for Section 8 if I am not working?
Is there an income limit?
What would my rent responsibility be?
How do I find housing?
Who is responsible for utilities
How does rent get paid?
Is there a time limit for being on the program?
How do I make changes to my application?
What is my status on the waiting list?

Senior Disabled Housing

Where are the apartments located?
We have two locations; Manhasset Valley located at 155 East Shore Road, Manhasset, NY and Magnolia Gardens located at 899 Broadway, Westbury, NY.

Can I request a particular location?
Yes, but if you choose a particular location, it could extend your waiting period to receive an apartment.

How much will my rent be?
 Rent is based on income; it is roughly 30% of your gross income. However, if you pay medical expenses (doctor visits, co-pays, medical insurance premiums i.e. AARP, Oxford, HIP, dental, vision and prescription as well as over-the-counter medicine); you can submit proof and it could possibly reduce your rent amount.

Is electricity included in my rent?
At 899 Broadway, Westbury, NO, electricity is NOT included in the rent, individuals living in our Westbury complex have to contact PSE&G at 1-800-490-0025 to have them connect those services. We give a deduction of $76 for studios and $98 for one-bedrooms to help offset the electric expense. At 155 East Shore Road, Manhasset, YES, electricity is included in the rent.

Are there other fees or expenses?
Yes, parking is $2.17 monthly, the vehicle must be registered and insured by the tenant. Please note that you may possibly have to wait for a parking space at Manhasset Valley. Residents at Manhasset Valley, 155 East Shore Road in Manhasset must pay an electric usage surcharge of $1.00 for each TV and $2.50 for each air conditioner. YOU HAVE TO BUY YOUR OWN AIR CONDITIONER, however it must be approved by the Housing Authority PRIOR TO PURCHASING as the incorrect air conditioner can cause water damage and energy waste.  If you want cable or telephone service, you will have to obtain and  pay for those services.

How long do I have to wait to get an apartment?
That depends on when you apply, which complex you want to live in, as well as *preference points.  Once your application is received it will be processed and you will receive a letter acknowledging your placement on the waiting list. You will be notified in writing when your name reaches the top of our waiting list, so it is mandatory that you inform us in writing of address changes. The average wait time is approximately 3 years.

Who can apply?
Seniors who are 62 years or older at the time of application and individuals who are deemed disabled may apply. The North Hempstead Housing Authority conducts a background check to determine further eligibility prior to moving in.

How can I apply?
Currently, the North Hempstead Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any of its housing programs.

How do I pay my rent?
Please mail your rent check or money order to: North Hempstead Housing Development Inc., P.O. Box 51, Farmingdale, NY 11735-0051. Please put your five-digit tenant number on your payment.

* Preference points are given to the following individuals: Seniors & Disabled Individuals, North Hempstead Residents, Displaced Individuals and Honorably Discharged Veterans.

All preferences must be verified prior to move in.

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Section 8




How do I get a Section 8 application? When program is open, applications can be picked up in person at the NHHA office or requested in writing.  No phone requests accepted.

How do I know when program is open?
Program opening and closing dates will be announced in the Legal Notices section of the Nassau County edition of Long Island Newsday.

Can I qualify for Section 8 if I am not working?
Yes.

Is there an income limit?
Yes.  HUD publishes income limits annually based on family size.

What would my rent responsibility be?
Tenant responsibility is based on 30% of gross income minus allowable deductions.

How do I find housing?
Check classified ads in newspapers, online postings, contact real estate brokers, contact management companies and owners.

Who is responsible for utilities?
The tenant is responsible for utilities. Tenants will receive a utility credit to offset their portion of the rent.

How does rent get paid?
The tenant share of rent is paid by the tenant directly to the owner. The housing assistance payment is paid by the Housing Authority directly to the owner.

Is there a time limit for being on the program?
No. Participants may remain on the program as long as they are income eligible and comply with all program regulations.

How do I make changes to my application?
If you need to make changes to your application, you can click the following link: northhempstead.housingmanager.com/application/lookup Remember, it is your responsibility to update your contact information with our agency.

What is my status on the waiting list?
You can verify that you are on the Section 8 waiting list by clicking the follow link: northhempstead.housingmanager.com/application/lookup. This waiting list is very large and will have a very long wait time; approximately 10 to 15 years. You will receive written notification if your name reaches the top of the Waiting List.



* All applications are accepted.
** Priority is given to local residents.

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