Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program
Administration Change 

Effective 12/1/2022, the Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs (also known as Section 8) will be transferred to the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI). CDCLI is a well-known and respected lead agency serving the communities of Nassau and Suffolk Counties for more than 50 years.

Please note the transfer does not change any of the terms or requirements for the waitlist or program participation.

We will be sending out future communications, as applicable, for any required actions associated with current or potential participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Effective 12/1/22, Head of Household and Landlords are responsible to direct communications with CDCLI; failure to follow HCV protocols may result in suspension or termination of program participation.

If you are a Nassau County or Town of Hempstead Voucher Holder and you received a notification from CDCLI regarding your upcoming annual recertification, please visit our recertification page: https://www.cdcli.org/hcvrecertification/ 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What other services does CDCLI provide?

  • We proudly offer the following services:
    • Housing Choice Voucher Program Administration
    • Homebuyer Education, Counseling and Financial Assistance
    • Home Safety and Energy Improvements
    • Rental Housing Assistance and Development
    • Resident Engagement and Educational Services
    • Financial Counseling and Education
  • Please visit www.cdcli.org for more information

Who is CDCLI?

  • Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI), a regional non-profit organization, was founded in 1969 by government, business, and civic leaders on Long Island who came together to address the growing demand for affordable housing. That strong tri-sector support continues today. CDCLI is a regional and national leader in community development, employs more than eighty-five people, serves both Nassau and Suffolk counties and Brooklyn, and provides a variety of programs and services that address the dynamic challenges faced by those who live and work on Long Island.
  • CDCLI is committed to making dreams of long-term economic stability come true. As a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, CDCLI is certified to meet a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance to assist residents in achieving their dreams and is recognized by NeighborWorks® as an “exemplary organization.” CDCLI is also a certified “Green Organization.”

Who will be my Housing Specialist at CDCLI?

As the 12/1 transition date nears or actions are required by participants, they will be assigned a Housing Specialist.

Will my landlord continue to get paid?

Yes, landlord payments will continue to be made timely.

Will the HCV Program rules change with CDCLI?

No, since the HCV program is administered by NYS Department of Homes and Community Renewals, both Nassau County and CDCLI follow the same administrative procedures. Please note there may be slight changes in process, but the administrative rules surrounding the program requirements and eligibility remain unchanged.

If I have an emergency maintenance issue, who do I contact?

  • For all emergency maintenance items occurring prior to 12/1/22, contact your landlord and contact Nassau County.
  • For any maintenance items (emergency or not) as of 12/1/22, please contact CDCLI.

My annual re-certification, move in, inspection, etc. is coming up between now and the end of the year, who do I contact?


  • Due between now and 12/31/22, please contact Nassau County.
  • Due after 1/1/23, CDCLI will be sending out communications related to your re-certification.

Move/Move In:

  • Move/Move In date between now and 11/30/22, please contact Nassau County.
  • Move/Move In date 12/1/22 or later, please contact CDCLI.


  • Inspection required between now and 11/30/22, please contact Nassau County.
  • Inspection required 12/1/22 or later, please contact CDCLI.

What happens between now and when CDCLI takes over the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) on December 1st?

  • If you have a recertification due for October, November or December, continue to work with Nassau County.
  • If you have a question or concern about your current rental unit, continue to communicate with Nassau County
  • If you have a recertification on or after January 1st, CDCLI will be sending out annual certification notices.
  • Effective December 1st, all communications and/or concerns about your current voucher, rental unit or questions regarding the waitlist should be directed to CDCLI.

If I am a current Nassau County or Town of Hempstead Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) participant, do I need to do anything right now?

CDCLI will be working directly with participants who have a January 1st or later recertification date. If you need to recertify PRIOR to January 1st, continue to work with Nassau County. If you have a question or concern about your current rental unit, continue to work directly with Nassau County.


Should you have additional questions about the transition, you may contact us in a variety of ways:

Via Phone: 631-251-5544

Via Email

In Person:

Centereach Location

2100 Middle Country Rd, Suite 300

Centereach, NY 11720

Hours: M-F 9am – 5pm

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