New York Elder Care Resources

New York Senior Housing Resources

There may be housing assistance available for low-income seniors. Generally, they are divided into the Section 8 Voucher program and Section 202 housing.

Section 8, or subsidized, housing is available to low-income seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Section 8 housing in New York State includes the Housing Choice Voucher program which allows income-eligible residents to obtain livable housing in the private housing market. The amount that the HCV program will pay depends on the income of the individual or family seeking housing. Applications are available at local public housing authorities. Click here to read more.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Section 202 program helps expand the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. It provides very low-income elderly with options that allow them to live independently but in an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning, cooking, transportation, etc. The program is similar to Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities. In order to meet the criteria for most Section 202 housing projects, one member of the household must be at least 62 years of age and generally, cannot have an annual income that exceeds $34,000. It is strongly recommended that you contact your local town for more information, an application, and to get on a waiting list.

For seniors who do not qualify for Section 8 or 202 housing, towns may offer the Golden Age Zoning Housing program based on income and residency. Generally speaking, one person with an annual income of $37-54,000 and couples with an annual income of $42-64,000 are eligible for Golden Age housing, but please contact the town in which you are living for more specific eligibility criteria. For more information on Section 8, Section 202, and Golden Age housing, contact your local Office for the Aging. For Long Island residents, please contact the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development at 516-572-1900 and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island at 631-471-1215.


ElderCare online

LeadingAge - Find a Community

800-508-9442

National Association of Senior Move managers

National Center for Assisted Living

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

National Shared Housing Resource Center

NYC Affordable Housing Resource Center

NYS Affordable Housing Database

1-877-428-8844

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

866-275-3427

Senior Housing Net

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

800-569-4287


 

Nassau County Senior Housing Resources


City of Glen Cove Housing Authority

516-671-3161

140 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, 11542

City of Long Beach Housing Authority

516-431-2444

500 Centre Street, Long Beach, 11561

Town of Hempstead Housing Authority

516-485-9666

760 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, 11553

Town of North Hempstead Housing Authority

516-627-6433

Pond Hill Road, Great Neck, 11020

Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority

516-349-1000

115 Central Park Road, Plainview, 11803

Village of Freeport Housing Authority

516-623-2508

3 Buffalo Avenue, Freeport, 11520

Village of Great Neck Housing Authority

516-428-2727

700 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck,11023

Village of Hempstead Housing Authority

516-489-8500

260 Clinton Street, Hempstead, 11550

Village of Island Park Housing Authority

516-889-7570

347 Long Beach Road, Island Park, 11558

Village of Rockville Centre Housing Authority

516-436-5353

160 North Centre Avenue, Rockville Centre, 11570


 

Suffolk County Senior Housing Resources


Town of Babylon Department of Community Development

631-587-3752

46 West Main Street, Babylon, 11702

Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services

631-451-6600

1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, 11738

Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development

631-267-7896

267 Bluff Road, Amagansett, 11930

Town of Huntington Housing Authority

631-427-6220

1-A Lowndes Avenue, Huntington, 11746

Town of Islip Housing Authority

631-589-7100

963 Montauk Highway Oakdale, 11769

Town of Riverhead Department of Community Development

631-727-3200

200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, 11901

Town of Shelter Island Housing Board

631-749-0758

PO Box 970. Shelter Island, 11964

Town of Smithtown Department of Planning and Community Development

631-360-7540

99 West Main Street, Smithtown 11787

Town of Southampton Department of Housing and Community Development

631-287-5716

116 Hampton Road, Southampton, 11968

Town of Southold Community Development

631-765-5806

53095 Main Rd., Southold, 11971


New York Senior Home Modification Resources

Though some seniors may feel they must move from their home into senior housing in order to maintain a more suitable way of life, there are national and local resources available to assist seniors who wish to stay in their home. Currently there are many organizations who offer home modification services that can make seniors’ existing homes more manageable and practical for their current state.

Frangeli Consulting and Design

866-618-7685

Homemods.org

213-740-1364

PALS

877-771-PALS

Reuilding Together Long Island

516-541-7322


 

Nassau County Senior Home Modification


City of Glen Cove Senior Citizen Home Repair

516-759-9610

Coastal Caretakers

888-828-6278

Town of Hempstead Senior Citizen Home Repair

516-538-7100

Town of Long Beach Senior Citizen Home Repair

516-897-0534

Town of North Hempstead Senior Citizen Home Repair

516-621-6770

Town of Oyster Bay Home Repair

516-624-6177

Town of Woodbury Senior Citizen Home Repair

800-345-4571


 

Suffolk County Senior Home Modification


Coastal Caretakers

888-828-6278

Town of Babylon Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-422-7680

Town of Brookhaven Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-451-9092

Town of East Hampton Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-324-6466

Town of Huntington Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-351-3253

Town of Islip Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-224-5685

Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-727-3200

Town of Shelter Island Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-749-0276

Town of Smithtown Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-360-7616

Town of Southampton Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-727-0325

Town of Southold Senior Citizen Home Repair

631-298-9744