Section 8 Homeownership

Homeownership Voucher Program

Participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program can convert their tenant-based voucher, if eligible, to the Homeownership Voucher Program.

Program Requirements

Families must meet Housing Choice Voucher Program requirements:
  • First time homeowner or cooperative member
  • Minimum income requirement
  • Employment requirement,
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Predatory Lending counseling
  • Family Self-Sufficiency participant

The prospective home must pass an initial housing quality standard inspection conducted by the Housing Agency and an independent home inspection before the Housing Agency may approve the purchase by the family.

The first step is to attend an orientation for first time home buyers with a voucher. Orientations are given once a month every other month. To register for an orientation please contact us at 516-572-1903 or via email.

First Time Homebuyers

Nassau County Homeownership Center (NCHOC) provides counseling to individuals who are first time homebuyers. As the County’s Homeownership Center, our mission is to provide Nassau residents with necessary homeownership training and grant information that will keep participants focused on their objective and minimize their frustration. The first step is to attend an Orientation for First Time Homebuyers.

This orientation is available every month this training program is structured with five–two-hour workshops and group exercises that cover the following subject matter:
  • How ready are you to become a homeowner?
  • How is your credit and do you budget?
  • Principles of shopping for a home
  • Steps in obtaining a mortgage
  • Steps to insure your investment

We invite professional guest speakers (i.e. real estate attorney, engineer / pest inspector, insurance agent, and bank partners) that will further provide participants with important information. To insure that participants achieve their goals, our homeownership counselors will provide one-on-one counseling and be available to answer questions.

Additional Information

For information Contact the Homeownership Center by calling 516-572-1903 or visit the office at:
40 Main Street
First Floor - Suite B
Hempstead, NY 11550