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Rental assistance in Nassau County.

A number of rent assistance, security deposit and housing programs provide help to Nassau County New York families or individuals. The programs are focused on the low income, seniors, disabled, and others who are faced with a hardship. If you need affordable housing, or have received an eviction notice, the charities, churches, or government agencies below may be able to help with back rent, a deposit, or free legal aid.

Some of the organizations provide financial assistance to pay rent. Others may offer referrals or can help people find affordable housing, including section 8 housing choice vouchers (HCV) in Nassau County. In addition, funds are often limited to people who are faced with an eviction. They will usually receive priority when it comes to applying for some grants, cash loans or funds to pay their rent to avoid the eviction.

Housing authorities across Nassau County can oftentimes direct people to rental assistance programs as well, or help people apply for financial aid from such programs as section 8 housing or the federal government homeless prevention program. Call or stop by one of the organizations below for rent help.

Nassau County Office of Housing & Homeless Services
Hempstead, New York 11550, call (516) 572-1900
Receive emergency rental assistance from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The funds provided are intended to prevent evictions, pay for security deposits, and even moving costs. Other assistance includes credit counseling, utility assistance, low cost loans and housing counseling. If you need to move into a new home or apartment, then money can pay for first months rent too.

Salvation Army Centers are located across Nassau County. Various resources are offered, ranging from free furniture to rent help, transitional housing, and case management.  Donations and volunteers fund the services. The goal is homeless prevention and rehousing.

  • Hempstead Salvation Army is another option. This location is at the Citadel 65 Atlantic Ave, Hempstead, NY 11550. Call (516) 485-4900 for information on emergency rent or security deposit help, shelters, and more.




  • Freeport Salvation Army is located in the town. The address is Freeport, New York 11520. Call 516-378-4557. If faced with an eviction, limited funding may be offered for rent assistance.
  • Westbury Salvation Army - Another local branch of the Nassau County Salvation Army. Call for case management, eviction prevention, and possibly financial assistance for rent. An emergency shelter will also be available., Westbury, NY 11590, phone 516-338-7265

Society Of St. Vincent De Paul - Apply for financial assistance and grants for food, clothing, shelter, rental assistance, and transitional housing. It is in Bethpage, New York 11714. Telephone - (516)-822-3132. More on rent help from Long Island St. Vincent de Paul.

EFSP At Cure Of Ars Parish Outreach Center - They run the federal government emergency assistance program, which may have limited financial aid or cash grants for paying rent or mortgage emergencies. Merrick, NY 11801, call (516)733-7045

Farmingdale Housing Development Fund Company Inc. - A non-profit that offers housing for low income, elderly and handicapped people. Runs the section 8 rent assistance program through HUD. The office is in Hempstead, NY 11550.

Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
Address - 38 Old County Road
Garden City, New York 11530
Programs are focused on finding housing for the homeless and providing funds for security deposits and first months rent.

Churches across the region can help. The poor, single moms, homeless, and working poor can get shelter or a meal. On occasion, a few dollars may be offered for bills like rent. Or there is case management, guidance, and other support. More on assistance with rent from Nassau County churches.





Nassau County Housing Authority administers the HUD Section 8 HCV program. It is rent subsidized housing that is based on income. The agency also refers clients to low cost apartments, Self-Sufficiency programs, as well as public housing in the county. The address is 40 Main St., Hempstead, New York 11550. Dial  516-572-1900 for details on section 8 as well as the wait list.

Legal Aid Society is a great option for tenants as well as homeowners. Free attorneys and their staff work to stop evictions, foreclosures, and utility disconnections. They also help clients apply for section 8, government rent assistance, and other services. The address is 40 Main St, Hempstead, NY 11550. Call 516-560-6400.

The Stanan Group only helps elderly and disabled in Nassau County. Funding is limited. But there may be some emergency rent or housing assistance. Location is 33 Front St., Hempstead, New York 11550. Phone (516) 486-1000.

Nassau County Bar Association offers free legal aid (pro-bono clinic) that can help low income tenants keep their home or apartment. With with a attorney on housing issues, get referrals to grants or rent help, representation in eviction county and more. The address is 15 West St, Mineola, NY 11501. Main number is (516) 747-4070.

Home buying programs from the Nassau County Office of Housing and Homeless Services (Address is 40 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550) helps tenants buy homes. A few thousand dollars in government grants may be offered to the low income, minorities, and working poor. Telephone (516) 572-1975.

Long Island Housing Services is available across the county as well. They help with eviction counseling, free legal aid for landlord/tenant-rights and responsibilities and mediation. There is also money for rent payments or other eviction prevention services. Dial 631-567-5111. Assistance is for Spanish speakers too.

North Hempstead Town Housing Authority
Pond Hill Road
Great Neck, New York 11020
Phone number - (516)627-6433
May have funds, or be able to refer people to, emergency rental assistance programs. Section 8 housing vouchers can also be available.

Circulo De La Hispanidad, Inc. offers assistance to immigrants, minorities, and Spanish speakers too. The address is 26 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, New York 11561. Whether emergency rent or deposit help, or assistance for housing discrimination, support is offered. Dial (516)431-1135







Nassau County New York low-income housing authorities - The government organizations below can provide a number of housing assistance programs, information and referrals to rent programs. For example, learn about and apply for section 8 housing vouchers. Or permanent housing solutions for the disabled or elderly. The organizations may also be able to refer individuals to emergency rent assistance programs, charities, and non-profit agencies in Nassau County.

  • Village of Freeport Housing Authority
    3 Buffalo Avenue
    Freeport, New York 11520
    (516) 623-2508
  • Town of Hempstead Housing Authority
    Address - 760 Jerusalem Avenue
    Uniondale, New York 11553
    Phone number - (516) 485-9666
  • Town of North Hempstead Housing Authority
    Main office - Pond Hill Road
    Great Neck, N.Y. 11020
    (516) 627-6433
  • City of Glen Cove Housing Authority
    Location of office - 140 Glen Cove Avenue
    Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542
    Dial - (516) 671-3161
  • City of Long Beach Housing Authority
    Dial - 500 Centre Street
    Long Beach, New York 11561
    Telephone number - (516) 431-2444
  • Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority
    Location of office - 115 Central Park Road
    Plainview, New York 11803
    Dial - (516) 349-1000
  • Village of Rockville Centre Housing Authority
    160 North Centre Avenue
    Rockville Centre, New York 11570
    Main number - (516) 536-4343





  • Village of Hempstead Housing Authority
    Address: 260 Clinton Street
    Hempstead, N.Y. 11550
    (516) 489-8500
  • Village of Island Park Senior Housing
    347 Long Beach Road
    Island Park, New York 11558
    Dial (516) 889-7570 for information or appointments

By Jon McNamara

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