Landlord Portal


Thank you for participating in the Nassau County Housing Choice Voucher Program as a landlord.

For more information on becoming a landlord for the Housing Choice Voucher Program please refer to our Guidebook for Landlords

The success of the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program relies greatly on the participation and assistance of property managers, owners and landlords who have decent, safe, and sanitary rental units. The program is designed to be voluntary by property owners. Many low-income families in the community rely on property owners to make their units available for them to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program. We welcome your participation, and greatly value your partnership.

It is the goal of the Nassau County Office of Housing to provide excellent service to the families and owners participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program. We will make every effort to inform both participants and owners of the program rules and the effect they have.

We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts and comments on how we can improve the program. We invite you to complete this survey. Your feedback is pivotal to the success of the Program.
Landlord Engagement Survey

Payments

Landlords can review their payments by following this link: https://apps.hcr.ny.gov/Section8Payments/default.aspx 

To log in you will need the last 4 digits of the SSN or EIN associated with assistance payments through the Office of Housing and the LL ID assigned to you. 

The county number associated with the Nassau Program is 30.
The county number associated with the former Town of Hempstead Urban Renewal Program is 73. We recommend trying both numbers if you don’t get a result.

If you’re a current property owner with Nassau County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, below are the forms used by the Nassau County Office of Housing for use by Landlords/Owners on our Program. Click on any of the forms to view or download that form.

Forms

As always, property owners and landlords are encouraged to call their assigned Housing Specialist with routine questions and concerns.

If you are interested in becoming a landlord on the program, thinking about renting to a Section 8 participant or would like more information about the voucher program, please contact 516-572-1936.

Please note that legal source of income is a protected class. Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other forms of rental subsidy may not be discriminated against.


Property Listing

See how much your unit could rent for!  Nassau County offers higher payment standards in certain designated opportunity areas. See https://app.nassaucountyny.gov/Housing/PSL/ for more information.

You can list a property anywhere you list your properties. ANY property can be a Section 8 or Housing Choice Voucher property if it meets criteria like HUD reasonable rent and the Housing Quality Standards inspection.  You can find more information about the HQS inspection at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/hqs

You do not need to be pre-approved to participate as a landlord in this program.  Once you find a tenant who has a voucher, you can submit the paperwork to our office.  In fact, under New York State Source of Income Discrimination law, effective April 2019, almost all landlords must take Section 8/Housing Choice Vouchers. 

The only exceptions are:

  • One- or two-family homes occupied by the owner 
  • Certain room rentals; and
  • Housing intended for seniors.

For more information, visit https://ag.ny.gov/source-income-discrimination

In order to connect with tenants who have vouchers and are looking for rentals, you can list your property on sites such as

 
NYHousingSearch.gov is a FREE housing locator to help tenants find housing and landlords fill vacancies across New York.
NYHousingSearch.gov gives voucher holders 24/7 online access to listings. Searchers can also call a toll-free, bilingual call center for live assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern each weekday. 

Please note that the Nassau County Office of Housing will use the free NYHousingSearch.gov service to refer Housing Choice Voucher holders to your available units. 

Register for online or by toll-free phone to enjoy the following and more: 

  • Unlimited free listings with no hidden fees: add and update online or with a quick, toll-free phone call.
  • Post photos and details about bed/bath, location, rent, utilities, amenities, accessibility features, eligibility requirements and more. 
  • Remove listings from public view immediately when rented. Re-list with a few mouse clicks or by phone when available again.

Click on the link below to register (or cut & paste the link into your browser)
 
https://www.socialserve.com/dbh/Registration.html?ch=NY&return_url=/dbh/realtor/%3Fch%3DNY

OR register by phone (toll free) at 1-877-428-8844. 


Disclaimer:  We cannot assist you or provide legal advice regarding evictions.  You may contact an attorney or use the resources from the New York State courts: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/COURTS/10JD/nassau/district.shtml