Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher program (often referred to as Section 8) assists low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Once tenant and landlord sign a lease, the tenant family is responsible for 30% of their rent depending on their income, and the HCV program pays the remainder directly to the landlord.
CDCLI is the Suffolk County Local Administrator for the New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) Housing Choice Voucher program.
If you are a landlord and you have a listing you would like to add to our Housing Resource Booklet that is shared with tenant participants, click here to fill out our online form.
The Making Moves program provides housing mobility coaching and financial assistance to Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) families that have children age 18 or under who are interested in living in well resourced areas.
Visit our Making Moves Page to learn more.
Join us for a virtual Landlord Forum to learn more about the HCV and Neighborhood Choice Long Island Programs, landlord roles and responsibilities, and the benefits of becoming an HCV landlord.
Dates coming soon.
Source of Income Discrimination
Everyone deserves a place to make their home, including tenants who receive government assistance. A rental applicant cannot be rejected or steered based on their lawful source of income.
Housing Development & Planning
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