The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) will be accepting applications for the Section 8/Suffolk County Housing Choice Voucher Program until Friday March 25th, 2022 at 5:00pm. CDCLI administers the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program in Suffolk County on behalf of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps qualified households meet their rental obligations. The landlord will receive part of his/her rent from the tenant, and part from the Housing Choice Voucher program. Voucher holders may live in any legal rental unit of their choosing, subject to the Housing Choice Voucher program rules and regulations. Non-resident applicants must live in Suffolk County during the first year of the program. To find our more and to apply, please visit the CDCLI website.
Legal tip: Sometimes landlords will try to collect or sue on an amount greater than what a tenant owes per their Section 8 lease with the landlord. This is illegal. A Section 8 tenant agrees in the Section 8 lease only to pay the tenant share of the rent. A Section 8 tenant does not become liable for the Section 8 share of the rent as “rent” even after the termination of the subsidy until there is a new agreement with a landlord.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.