Affordable and Subsidized Housing on Long Island, NY

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Types of Affordable Housing on Long Island

  • Subsidized communities by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Check the income limits for Long Island from HUD.  For HUD developments there is usually a long wait list and you pay 1/3 of your income.  Get on the list early on.
  • Affordable housing communities on Long Island from builders of these types of communities.  Requirements vary. 

Both types have income limits to qualify and are described as "affordable housing."  HUD (subsidized) are for 62+ and rent is 30% of your income (verify).  Communities vary from each other for qualifying so you need to ask.  

Wait Lists

Affordable housing apartment communities can have long waiting lists - even up to 5 years. You can go directly to the community and fill out an application to get onto a waiting list.  Most of these communities have a wait list and HUD does also if you are interested in their properties.

For HUD you can go directly to the apartment to apply or to the HUD office.    Try to find new developments from builders just starting with no wait list.

Getting Help:  County Office for the Aging Contact

In the current real estate market, Long Island has 2 major housing problems for seniors:

1) High Market-Rate Rents

2) Long wait lists for Affordable Housing Rentals

In this time of higher rents many retirees may find it hard to keep up.  You can seek help from governmental sources for the county you wish to reside in.  The Office on Aging can provide you with lists of housing developments and help you decide what you qualify for.  

For further information about Suffolk County Federally Assisted Housing, contact Office for the Aging at 631-853-8200 - Our list is informational only.  Section 8 program phone numbers for towns are listed at the bottom of this page.

In addition to contacting the county, you may wish to start with LIHP.org that lists senior affordable housing complexes on their website for both Suffolk and Nassau counties.

How to Search

We list two types of communities: Affordable Housing and Subsidized Housing (HUD) for each Town.  Individual cities are listed under the major Towns.



Income Limits and Other Qualifying Factors

If your income exceeds the income limits allowed by that county, try another area where the limits are higher.  And the reverse, if you do not meet the income requirements, try another area where income requirements are lower.  Also ask what the other qualifying rules are as this also varies.  Rents and rules change so verify all info.

Newest Communities

1) The Villas at Meadowbrook Pointe - Now sold out - Income restricted 2-bedroom flats from $280's and town homes from low $300's.  Located within luxury community Meadowbrook Pointe Links.  For more information on qualifying please call LIHP at 631-435-4710 or the community at 888-668-7172 

2) New and Coming Westbrook Village at Great River - East Islip -  partly senior apartments and affordable senior apartments and purchase condos.  Coming soon Westbrook Green apartments for 55+ by Greenview.  

Sunrise Highway and Connetquot Ave., Great River - 631-339-1492 (Westbrook Green)

3) Meadows at Yaphank - wait list for affordable condo rental housing at LIHP.  Affordable purchase housing in future (see Beechwood Homes on LI).  Currently there is an all-age community renting now at market rents on the site.
Yaphank Woods Blvd - Exit 68 off E-495


Town of Babylon 

Cities in Babylon:  Deerpark, West Babylon, Amityville

Affordable

Deerpark

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Brookview Commons - Deerpark - For 55+ - 208 units on ten acres - plenty of amenities by prestigious builder - pool, clubhouse and more - one- and two-bedroom apartments from $1149-$1374 (income restricted). (please verify as rents can change.)
100 Commons Way - Ph: 631-242-6667  Brookview Commons by Wilder Balter


West Babylon

Belmont Villas Long Island

Belmont Villas - for 55+ by Conifer - affordable rents and lots of amenities.  1-bedroom with den $1133.  Minimum income for one person is $25,000 and maximum is $45,000.  Open M-F 9-5 or by appt.  409 Wyandach Ave., W. Babylon - 631-491-7393   Belmont Villas by Conifer


Amityville

Andpress Plaza Harrison Avenue since - 10 units 
1983 N Amityville  - 631-789-3780  

Thea Bowman Residence - 31 units for handicap since 1998 
893- 5719 - Schleigel Ct & Schleigel Blvd, N Amityville
Thea Bowman Residence

Affordable Communities-Amityville

Krystie Manor 50 affordable units for 55+ - income limits for one person is $45,000 (verify) -  1 bedrooms start $1165./mo. (verify as rents can change.  W/D inside apt., parking space.  12 month lease.
865 County Line Rd., N Amityville 631-841-0744


Town of Brookhaven   

Cities:  Coram, Patchogue, Ronkonkoma, Medford, Selden, Middle Island, Port Jefferson Station, Yaphank

Subsidized | Affordable

Subsidized Apartment Complexes 

Coram

George Link Jr senior apartments in Coram NYGeorge Link Jr senior apartments

George Link, Jr. Apts. Geo Link Circle & Mt Sinai-Coram in Coram - 76 units  since 1992 -  single level ranch style - 631-732-6878 George Link, Jr Apartments - Catholic Charities





Cabrini Gardens Affordable Senior Apartments, Long Island NYCabrini Gardens

Cabrini Gardens Senior Housing Apartments - 65 units - Catholic Charities - nice grounds away from street.  Wait List -  Open M-F 8:30AM-3PM -  110 Middle Country Rd., Coram - 516-486-1000 or 631-451-8086 


Patchogue - Federally Assisted

Avery Village senior affordable apartments on Long Island NYAvery Village

Avery Village  300 1-bedroom units - since 1978 - Income limit is $36,000 - 2 to 3-year wait list (verify) - Pay 1/3 of your income for this federally assisted housing community.  Nicely landscaped in wooded area. 
Village Dr & Hewlett Av, E. Patchogue - 475-7625



Northwood Senior Apartments in Patchogue NYNorthwood Senior Apartments

Northwood Village in Patchogue - 64 units - contemporary-styled 
Northwood La & Rte 27A 
631-475-1800 - since 1978.


Ronkonkoma Federally Assisted

Brookwood on the Lake

Brookwood on the Lake Lake Ronkonkoma - Great central Long Island location near shopping, restaurants. 336 garden units - since l977. HUD program. The wait list is about a year (verify). Call and they will send you an application.

Income limits for one person is $50,000 and for a couple $54,000 (please verify). Age limit is 62+. If qualified you pay 1/3 of your gross income.

Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. They pay water, garbage and heat. They have a community center. There are no assisted living units. Please verify all information. 
Round Pond Rd & Hans Blvd. (3000 Brookwood Circle) - Ph: 631-981-3924


Medford

Monsignor Henry J. Reel Village -   - 120 units since 1994 & 2001. Christopher Ct & Southaven Ave., Medford - 631-475-6285  - Henry J. Reel Village - Catholic Charities


Selden

St. Joseph's Village senior apartments in Selden NY

St. Joseph's Village in Selden at 2000 Boyle Rd - 200 contemporary-styled units in wooded area - since 1979  - 631-732-1279  - St. Joseph's Village - Catholic Charities


Town of Brookhaven

Affordable Housing-Long Island: Town of Brookhaven

Patchogue

Conifer Village senior apartments in Patchogue NY

Conifer Village affordable 174 units by Conifer - since 2003.
1 Brookwood Lane - 631-207-4477 - Conifer Village





Pinehurst at Conifer Village in Patchogue NYPinehurst at Conifer Village

Pinehurst at Conifer Village  - E. Patchogue - 140 contemporary-styled units - since 2008 - 1 bedroom (676 SF) $1198, $1271, and $1335. (depends on what you qualify for); 2 bedroom (1032-1193 SF) $1435., $1595., $1653.  Not HUD.   W/D hookups, hair salon and barber, controlled access, central air.

3000 Brookwood Circle & C.R.101 - Ph: 631-286-2600 - Open M-F  Pinehurst at Conifer Village


Medford

Villas at Meadowbrook Pointe villa

Now Sold Out - The Villas at Meadowbrook Pointe - 2-bedroom flats from $280,000's and town homes from low $300's.  Located within luxury community Meadowbrook Pointe Links.  For more information on qualifying please call LIHP at 631-435-4710 or the community at 888-668-7172 


The Medford Hamlet - Medford - By Braemar Living - 6 years old hard to find low income assisted living community also takes medicaid -  also has Alzheimer's care - There are income limits (please verify that it is $51,000 for 2 people).  There is a wait list currently at 3 yrs for a couple and one person is sooner at 1 year but please verify as this information changes.  3 meals daily, housekeeping, linen services, gym, parlor, chapel, activities and more. Rooms feature private bath w/walk-in shower, kitchenette, internet, cable.
1529 North Ocean Avenue, Medford - 631-289-0600


Medford Landing senior garden apartments in Medford New YorkMedford Landing in Medford

Medford Landing in Medford - since 2002 - Luxury 1 and 2 bedroom senior apartments from $975-$1117. includes heat.  Income requirement for a 1-bedroom for one person is not to exceed $37,650 (always verify information as it changes.)   2-story garden apartments.  631-696-l591 - Medford Landing - The Benjamin Companies


Middle Island, NY

Eagleview - for ages 55+ in Middle Island - gated community with units having the appearance of custom homes - 150 units.  Income limits apply: 1 person is $45,180; 2 persons is $51,600 (verify).  Delightful entry patios.  Community bus.

One bedroom: Starts $1209.00 monthly (before utility allowance of $122.) 1-yr lease
Two bedroom: Starts $1452. (before utility allowance of $132.) There is a 2-bedroom with den floor plan which represents great value but not as many available as 2-BR.
175 Robin Dr., Middle Island - 516-205-5154 (verify all information)
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You will need copies of the following with application for low-income housing at Eagleview:
social security card/birth certificate/photo I.D./last years income tax or tax waiver form notarized.


Port Jefferson Station

Wisdom Gardens, Port Jefferson Station NY

Wisdom Gardens at Port Jefferson Station - Affordable housing - 40 1- bedroom apartments garden-style.  Rates start $838., includes heat.  1 year lease.  Wait list is 3-5 yrs.  Minimum income you have for one person is $22,000 and your income cannot exceed $38,150. (verify as information can change.)  Small development in nice location.
115 Terryville Rd - 40 units - since 2002.  631-476-0013  


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Woodcrest Estates - Port Jefferson Station - for 55+ - On 45 wooded acres with pool, clubhouse, fitness; apartment with air conditioning and W/D hookups. One person maximum income: $45,180 (verify). 1 and 2-bedrooms with year lease. - 256 units since 2000 - 1-bedroom starts $1149.; 2-bedroom $1374.  Now has a 1-1 1/2 year wait list.
100 Woodcrest Drive at Rte 347 - Ph: 631-473-4114. Woodcrest Estates - Wilder Balter Homes

Yaphank

Meadows at Yaphank - Affordable condo housing for purchase coming in the future.  Currently there is an all-age rental apartment community on site called The Reserve.


East Hampton  

Cities:  Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk  

East Hampton Subsidized Apartment Complexes:

Amagansett

St. Michael's Senior Housing Amagansett, NYSt. Michael's Senior Housing

St. Michael's Senior Housing - Amagansett - New in 2013 - 40 senior apartments on land of St. Michael's Lutheran Church.   All 1-bedroom units with upstairs apartments having balconies.  There is a Great Room and laundry facilities. Independent heating and air conditioning.  Initially filled through a lottery.  Inquire at town's offices.  Income limit for a single person is $36,000 and a couple $42,000 (verify as it can change).
486 W. Montauk Hwy (church) - 631-267-6351

East Hampton Federally Assisted Units

Acabonac Senior Affordable Apartments in East Hampton NYAcabonac Apartments

Acabonac Apartments - 50 units in E Hampton - since 1999. Leafy, quiet and surrounded by trees.
N 316 Accabonac Rd., E. Hampton - 329-7427  Acabonac Apartments article




Whalebone Village E HamptonWhalebone Village

Whalebone Village Apts - 147 Bootheaders Lane, East Hampton - Small rural community of 45 units - 631-324-8836





Windmill Village senior apartments  in E Hampton NYWindmill Village

Windmill Village - E. Hampton - 40 units - since 1987.  Small community with long wait list for affordable housing.  Single-level ranches.
207 Accabonac Rd - 631-324-7195  

Windmill Village II 47 units since 2002. 
631-324-7195


Montauk

Avallone Apartments - 21 Fort Pond Rd, Montauk - 17 units - 631-329-7427


Town of Huntington  

Cities:  Melville, Huntington Station

Subsidized Apartments:

Melville

Paumanack Village - Greenlawn - 1 and II 289 units (24 handicap) at 650 Paumanack Village Dr. -  III and IV - 137 units (13 handicap) at 150 Duncan Elder Dr. and V & VI - 99 units at 100 Adriatic Dr., Melville, NY - 631-424-6201
I and II - Ph: 631-261-1121 since 1979 - III and IV - since 1992  - Ph: 631-266-5765 

Huntington Station

Huntington Station: Gateway Gardens Huntington Station - Small community - 427-6220

Whitman Village Huntington Station - family and senior complex since 1973 
549-0330


Town of Islip  

Cities:   Bayshore, Brentwood, Bayport, Central Islip, Great River/East Islip

Subsidized  |  Affordable

Subsidized Apartments

Bay Shore

Bay Shore: Bay Towne Village Bay Shore  - - 144 units.
33 N. Clinton & 5th Ave.  - 665-4885

Hemlock Green Small Community in Bay Shore  
662-1122 
241 W. Main St. & Hemlock St. 

Penataquit Village Bay Shore - 134 units
589-7100  
Millpond Lane and Union Blvd.  

Brentwood

Village at Brentwood - 100 units at 95 Second Ave. 631-231-5858


Town of Islip Affordable Housing

Bay Port

Proposed Bayport Gardens on McConnell Avenue by Northwind. 30 condos for affordable senior housing. Call them for more information.    631-582-8300

Bay Shore

South Wind Village Bay Shore - Small community of 16 affordable senior units and 10 family units - Smith Ave. (Between Main & Union Streets) 631-589-7100

Brentwood

Broadway West 114 units in Brentwood - since 2000 & 2003.  1 Bedroom floor plans start at $636.  There is a range up to $904.  There are also 2 BR plans.  There is an income limit but the prices are set and do not vary.  The income limit, for example, for 1 person for a 1-bedroom is currently $45,180.  For 2 persons it would be $51,600.  Verify as these limits and rents can change.
75 Springfield Rd & 2nd Ave  - 631-434-9540 

St. Anne's Gardens  Brentwood - 100 units - since 2000.
80 2nd Ave. & 8th St.  - 631-952-5411  St. Anne's Gardens - Catholic Charities

St. Pauls Gardens Brentwood -
Adjacent to St. Luke's on Wicks Rd - 631-486-1000
St. Paul's Gardens - Catholic Charities

Village at Brentwood
631-231-5858  - 2nd Ave & 8th St.


Central Islip

Central Islip: Allyn Robinson Village Central Islip - 
589-7100  - Allyn Drive and Suffolk Avenue

Bishop McGann Village Central Islip -
Bishop McGann Drive and Carleton Avenue  - 232-9356 
Bishop McGann Village - Catholic Charities

Court Plaza in Islip NYCourt Plaza Central Islip NY

Court Plaza Senior Apts. - 153 units since 2003 - $1136/mo. for a one- bedroom - low income - 1 Hoppen Dr., Central Islip - 631-232-0806. 
Court Plaza Senior Apts - The Benjamin Companies

Hamilton Village 
631-231-5858

Oakdale: Ockers Gardens
631-589-7100

Robinson Village - 100 units at Allyn Dr., Central Islip - 631-589-7100

Great River (East Islip)

Westbrook Village at Great River view

New and Coming Westbrook Village East Islip  -  partly senior apartments,  affordable senior apartments and condos for sale. The all-age part is selling - affordable and age-restricted to come soon called Westbrook Green (631-339-1492).      

3500 Sunrise Highway and Connetquot Ave., Great River - 631-224-1914


Town of Riverhead (East end) 

Riverhead

Subsidized

Doctors Path - 40 apts at 641 Doctors Path - 631-727-6924

Riverpoint Apts. - 135 apartments at 821 E. Main St. - 631-727-6766

Fox Hill - Baiting Hollow - The Benjamin Companies

Town of Riverhead Affordable Housing Communities

John Wesley Village II and III - for 55+ - Benjamin Development

Riverhead - II: $850/ III: $950 includes heat - 220 units
631-369-2598  John Wesley Village - The Benjamin Companies

Riverhead Landing for 55+ in Riverhead 156 units - since 1999.
208-0060 


Town of Smithtown 

Cities:  Kings Park, Smithtown

Subsidized apartment complexes

Kings Park

Martin Luther Terrace Kings Park  - Wartburg Ct and 1st Avenue -
544-7062 - 115 units since l983. 


Smithtown

Siena Village low income apts in SmithtownSiena Village low income apts

Siena Village - Smithtown - Very popular senior low income community adjacent to St Catherine's Medical Center consisting of hospital and nursing home.  Siena Village is no longer owned by St. Catherine's since there was new ownership in 2015.  3 to 5-year wait list.  

Very appealing contemporary design in attached homes and community center.  Recently renovated by new owner.  Upper and lower garden-style units.

Income limits apply:   Section 8 - call and have them mail application to get on wait list.   Also need birth certificate and social security card when applying.  Make appointment for signing to get on wait list or have application notarized.  298 1-bedroom units.

No assisted living units. There will be nearby a new assisted living community called Whisper Woods opening soon but not affiliated with Siena Village.

Community Center has some Wellness programs and occasional parties. Community bus for going to grocery stores, restaurants, etc.  

You pay 30% of your income if qualified and electric, cable, phone. Income limits (verify).  Please verify all information as it can change. 2000 Bishops Rd., Smithtown - 631-360-6000.  (Closed 12:30-1:30PM); Closed after 3PM - Must make appt to sign to get on list. 


Town of Southampton  

Hampton Bays

Subsidized Housing Complexes in Southampton 

Hampton Bays

Bishop Ryan Village Hampton Bays  

728-2413  - 10 Squiretown Rd - 75 units since l991
Bishop Ryan Village - Catholic Charities

Hampton Bays Apartments
57 Springville Rd -  - 728-2242 - 40 units since 1983.

Woodbridge at Hampton Bays
10 Springville Road - 29 units since 1998 - 728-5671.


Suffolk County Section 8 low income program

Additionally, for information about the Section 8 low income housing program, contact the Housing Authority for your area as follows:

  • Town of Babylon Housing Assistance 631-893-1040
  • Town of Brookhaven Housing and Human Services 631-451-6600
  • Community Development (Centereach - 2100 Middle Country Rd) 631-471-1215
  • Office of Housing and Community Development - East Hampton - 631-267-7896
  • Huntington Housing Authority (Huntington Station) - 631-427-6220
  • Islip Housing Authority (Oakdale) 631-589-7100
  • Greenport (North Fork Housing Alliance) 631-477-1070

Nursing Homes

If you are looking for a long-term nursing home, you may wish to apply for Medicaid.  See facility administrators to determine if this is right for you.  We do not recommend homes or communities.  This is for information only.   Here is a list of long-term care homes in Nassau County and skilled nursing for Suffolk County.  


Also see: 55+ Apartments at market rate on Long Island in these towns:

  • Amityville  
  • Babylon  
  • Deerpark  
  • Bayshore
  • Copiague
  • Coram
  • East Moriches
  • Islip
  • Kings Park
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Lindenhurst
  • Mastic Beach
  • Middle Island
  • Oakdale
  • Patchogue
  • Port Jefferson Station
  • Yaphank
  • Riverhead
  • Sayville
  • Selden
  • Farmingdale





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