Town of Hempstead Housing Authority
760 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY - 11553
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Created to fulfill housing needs for the elderly and residents on limited incomes, the Housing Authority is the largest such agency in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and one of the largest in New York State. The Authority operates under the auspices of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides construction funds for local housing at no cost to the town.
To address the problem of housing for senior citizens, the Town of Hempstead have built specially designed housing projects for the middle and limited income groups. Income, assets and residency requirements vary.
The Town of Hempstead Housing Authority owns and operates 1,309 apartments at 14 separate locations throughout the Town of Hempstead, stretching from the Queens border to the Town of Oyster Bay. The primary goal of the Housing Authority has been, and will continue to be, our commitment to provide safe sanitary housing in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
There are efficiency (EFF) apartments for single persons over the age of 62; one bedroom (l-BR) apartments for couples with head of household 62 years or older and a small number of two bedroom (2-BR) apartments for couples, such as brother/sister or two sisters, etc. The Housing Authority also accepts applicants for family apartments consisting of from two to four bedrooms, available at two of our complexes.
Most apartments include range, refrigerator, tile bath, emergency alarm system, etc. Those developments catering exclusively to senior citizens have air-conditioned recreation/social halls. Activities for residents and community members, coordinated by the Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment, are available weekdays. Current programs available at complexes for families include a tutorial/enrichment program, which has been recognized by the local school district for its excellence to assist school-age children with homework and a five day per week summer enrichment program for younger children. New programs in development include job training, parenting workshops, and a partnership with Touro College which provides a program for Town of Hempstead Housing Authority residents to pursue a college degree or career path at no cost to students.
The rentals for these apartments will be 30% of income, however, there is a deduction of $480 for each child from the total income. Seniors receive a deduction of $400. Utilities are included for all apartments, except at Roosevelt and East Meadow, where a utility allowance is subtracted from the monthly rent.