Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program

Waiting List Application - Lottery 2021

The Nassau County Office of Housing will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list beginning on

 JUNE 21, 2021 at 9AM and closing on JULY 2, 2021 at 4:45PM

Disabled non-elderly families may be eligible for Mainstream Vouchers.

Applications are only available online. The only exception to this rule is if a disabled applicant requires a reasonable accommodation to apply. Besides reasonable accommodations, if an applicant cannot complete the application on their own, they may have another person (like a social worker) complete the application on their behalf.

This application does not guarantee receiving a voucher. 

Nassau County Office of Housing will conduct a lottery for applicants and will randomly select 2,500 households for placement on the waitlist. Nassau County will then contact the 2,500 households to submit a full application for assistance, including documentation of current income, as vouchers become available.

Priority will be given to households at-risk of or experiencing homelessness, households who identify as elderly and/or disabled, and households with dependent children.

Submitting an application does not guarantee placement on the waitlist or receipt of a voucher.

Nassau County Office of Housing reserves the right to adjust the terms listed here, including the dates for opening and closing the waitlist, as necessary. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

What do I need to Apply (for all household members)?  

  • Name
  • Email address (one per household)
  • Telephone number 
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number, Taxpayer ID or Alien Registration Number as applicable
  • Current Household Income (gross)
  • Number of Household Members

How the Lottery Works

Applicants must apply while the waitlist is open. 2,500 households for the waitlist will be selected through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available and will be subject to additional eligibility screening. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Applying does not guarantee a voucher.

Who Can Apply?

Only one (1) application per household will be permitted. Families selected for the waiting list will receive notification from The Office of Housing. 


  1.  The Head of Household must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor according to NY State law; AND
  1. The household must be income eligible. Refer to table below; AND
  2. The household must meet immigration requirements.
    • The Head of Household, or at least one member of the applicant’s household, must be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or have another eligible immigration status; AND
  3. The household must reside in Nassau County OR they must agree to reside within Nassau County for the first 12 months after receiving a voucher.

Persons in Household

Gross Income


$ 45,500


$ 52,000


$ 58,500


$ 64,950


$ 70,150


$ 75,350


$ 80,550



Please note that income limits are updated annually. Families must be income eligible during the year they are called from the waiting list.