Nassau County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Calling All Nassau County Residents!

October 2021 Update: The Nassau County Rental Assistance Program will increase rental payments for eligible recipients from three months to six months if recipients can demonstrate an ongoing need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • At some point on or after March 13, 2020, did you or a member of your household experience a reduction in income, receive unemployment, or face financial hardship?
  • Are you behind on rental payments or utility payments from some point on or after March 13, 2020?
  • Is your household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)?

Monthly rental payments can go up to HUD’s established 2020 Fair Market Rents by unit size, (see below for full details).

Program Income Limits – HUD Moderate (80% of AMI) Income Limits as of April 2020
Household Size 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Max Income $70,900 $81,050 $91,150 $101,300 $109,400 $117,500 $125,600 $133,700
Program Rent Arrears Limits – HUD Fair Market Rents for Nassau/Suffolk Counties in Effect as of April 2020
Number of Bedrooms Effieciency 1 BR Unit 2 BR Unit 3 BR Unit 4 BR Unit 5 BR Unit 6 BR Unit
Fair Market Rent $1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858 $3,287 $3,715

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, please call us today at 1-800-375-1014 or complete an inquiry form to access financial support for past due rent and utility bills. There are no immigration status requirements to qualify!

Funding for this program is being provided by the Nassau County Office of Community Development using CARES Act funds.