About Housing Choice Voucher (HCV Program) - Section 8

The North Hempstead Housing Authority (NHHA) Housing Choice Voucher Program (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

If you need to make changes to your application, you can click the following link:

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.

Below you will find many of the forms that are typically requested from the North Hempstead Housing Authority and placed here for your convenience.

Request For Tenancy Approval

Lead in Your Home pamphlet

Lead Disclosure Form

Download other forms and policies you may need on or FORMS/DOCUMENTS page.