Housing & Homeless Prevention


Shelter placements and assistance with emergency housing needs are provided at the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the auspices of the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). 

Eligible individuals and families can, on an emergency, temporary basis be assisted with shelter and other items of need in order to meet their emergency. The goal is to provide families and individuals with the tools they need to secure a permanent, stable housing, and move as quickly as possible to a stable self-sufficient role in the community.

Once a Family or individual is deemed eligible for benefits through the Temporary Assistance New Applications Unit at Department of Social Services, they will be then referred, same day, to the office of housing and community Development at 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard for emergency housing placement

Housing Programs & Requirements


If a family or individual is threatened with eviction or foreclosure, assistance may be available to save the current housing. These emergency programs are:
These programs were designed to meet one-time non-recurrent emergency situations.

These benefits do have specific eligibility requirements, and each case receives the attention of a worker with specialized knowledge in this area. Applications for eligibility should be made at Department of Social Services as soon as the potential problem becomes known.

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