Affordable and Subsidized Housing on Long Island, NY

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types of affordable and subsidized housing on long island:

  • Subsidized communities by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Check the income limits for Long Island from HUD.  You pay 1/3 of your income for rent so this is a good housing program for those who qualify by income and other criteria.  The wait lists are long for HUD developments so apply as soon as possible.
  • 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+. Low-income communities vary from each other for qualifying so you need to ask.

In addition to low-income rentals, there are also affordable housing communities for purchase.  

Wait Lists

Affordable housing apartment communities can have long waiting lists - even up to 5 years. You can go directly to the low income community and fill out an application to get onto a waiting list.  

For HUD you can go directly to the low income apartments to apply or to the HUD office for housing assistance.  Try to find new developments from builders just starting with no wait list.

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.

Newest Communities for grand affordable living

by The Northwind Group

Coming affordable for sale by northwind

  • Bayport Gardens - Coming Soon to Bayport, NY - Affordable housing for purchase  3-bedroom townhomes - starting $439,000's (verify prices as they can change)

Now Renting affordable apartments


Towns on this page:



East Hampton






Nursing Homes

For more information, see Guide

Town of Babylon 

Cities in Babylon:  Deerpark, West Babylon, Amityville



Brookview Commons:

Brookview Commons 55+ community  clubhouse on Long IslandClubhouse at Brookview Commons
Brookview Commons retirement community  in Deerpark, Long Island, street viewStreet scene at Brookview Commons

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 $1282 (1 BR-$1540 2 BR) (income restricted). (please verify as rents can change.)  Currently approx. 2 year wait for 1-BR (verify).
100 Commons Way - Ph: 631-242-6667  Brookview Commons by Wilder Balter

Sutton Landing at Deerpark - by Engel Burman

Some affordable housing units available at this luxury senior apartments community.  500 Sutton Court, Deerpark.  631-407-2788  

West Babylon

Belmont Villas Long Island

Belmont Villas - for 55+ by Conifer - affordable rents and lots of amenities.  1-bedroom with den $1480's.  Minimum income for one person is $25,000 and maximum is $45,000. (verify). W/d in apartment (verify). Open Monday thru Thurs. 9-4:30 or by appt.  409 Wyandach Ave., W. Babylon - 631-491-7393   Belmont Villas by Conifer


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

Thea Bowman Residence - 31 units for handicap since 1998 
893- 5719 - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - 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 - 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, Setauket, Yaphank

Subsidized | Affordable

Subsidized Apartment Complexes 


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 - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - Catholic Charities  - 516-733-7000/631-732-6878 

Cabrini Gardens Affordable Senior Apartments, Long Island NYCabrini Gardens

Cabrini Gardens Senior Housing Apartments - 65 units - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - Catholic Charities - nice grounds away from street.  Open M-F 8:30AM-3PM -  110 Middle Country Rd., Coram - Catholic Charities  - 516-733-7076 (housing dept) 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 $42,000 - HUD - 3 to 4-year wait list (verify) - Pay 1/3 of your income for this federally assisted housing community.  You pay all utilities.  Nicely landscaped in wooded area. 
Village Dr & Hewlett Av, E. Patchogue - 631-475-7625

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.

Very low 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


Monsignor Henry J. Reel Village - 120 units since 1994 & 2001.  HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - Christopher Ct & Southaven Ave., Medford - 631-475-6285 or call the Suffolk County Office for the Aging at 631-853-8200   


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  - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - 631-732-1279/516-733-7076  - Catholic Charities  

Affordable Housing-Long Island: Town of Brookhaven

Vineyards at BrookfieldNote:  If you are looking to purchase affordable housing in the Town of Brookhaven, there may be some opportunities in the future at the new community Vineyards at Brookfield - See listing on the main Long Island page and see agents at the sales office for more information.


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 senior community in Patchogue NY

Pinehurst at Conifer Village  - E. Patchogue - 140 contemporary-styled units - since 2008 - 1 bedroom (676 SF) $1218.-$2193 (depends on what you qualify for); 2 bedroom (1032-1193 SF) $1359.-$2682.  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


Villas at Meadowbrook Pointe villa

Now Sold Out - The Villas at Meadowbrook Pointe - 2-bedroom flats were priced in $200,000's and town homes from low $300's. Located within luxury community Meadowbrook Pointe Links (see 55+ communities on Long Island). 

The Medford Hamlet retirement community on Long Island

Braemar at Medford - (Formerly 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 -   1  bedroom senior apartments from $760-$1578. includes heat.  2 bedroom $900-$1981.  W/D hookups.  Window A/C available to rent. 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.  Tax credit apartments. 631-696-l591  

Middle Island, NY

Eagleview - for ages 55+ in Middle Island - verify prices - 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, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom with den - call for prices and availability.  175 Robin Dr., Middle Island - 631-205-1256 (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  - Affordable housing - 40 1- bedroom apartments garden-style.  Rate includes heat (verify).  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  

Woodcrest Estates Apartments:

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Woodcrest Estates clubhouseClubhouse

Woodcrest Estates - Port Jefferson Station - for 55+ - 256 units on 45 wooded acres with pool, clubhouse, fitness; apartment with air conditioning and W/D hookups. One person maximum income: $52,080 (verify). 1 and 2-bedrooms with year lease. - 256 units since 2000 - 1-bedroom starts $1282.; 2-bedroom $1540. Verify prices as they change.  Now has approximately 1-1 1/2 year wait list. They pay water and garbage (verify).
100 Woodcrest Drive at Rte 347 - Ph: 631-473-4114. Woodcrest Estates - Wilder Balter Homes


Heritage Spy Ring - Setauket by Heatherwood - Some affordable apartments at this luxury community.


East Hampton  

Cities:  Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk  

East Hampton Subsidized Apartment Complexes:


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.  Wait list may not be open.

Income limit for a single person is $36,000 and a couple $42,000 (verify as it can change).  HUD housing.  Windmill housing.  486 W. Montauk Hwy (church) - 631-324-7195

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 - 631-329-7427  Acabonac Apartments article

Whalebone Village E Hampton

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. 


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

Town of Huntington  

Cities:  Melville, Huntington Station

Subsidized Apartments:


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 

Town of Islip  

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

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  
241 W. Main St. & Hemlock St. 

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


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

Town of Islip Affordable Housing


 Bayport Gardens on Rajon Avenue by Northwind. These are for purchase starting in $400's.  30 townhomes 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


Pines at Bohemia - 1330 Smithtown Ave. - Very limited low-income housing on lottery (closing soon) for purchase. 


Broadway West 114 units in Brentwood - since 2000 & 2003.  1 Bedroom floor plans start at $1001.  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.  HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - 60+ - verify all information - 80 2nd Ave. & 8th St.  - 516-733-7000/631-952-5411  - Catholic Charities

St. Pauls Gardens Brentwood - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - Adjacent to St. Luke's on Wicks Rd - 631-486-1000 - 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 - 125 HUD units - pay 1/3 of your income - $40,850 maximum income - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information
Bishop McGann Drive and Carleton Avenue  - 232-9356 
 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 

Oakdale: Ockers Gardens

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

Great River (East Islip)

Westbrook Village at Great River view

 Westbrook Village East Islip  -  Composed of luxury senior apartments, affordable senior apartments and condos for sale.  The affordable and age-restricted complex is called Westbrook Green (631-339-1492).  3500 Sunrise Highway and Connetquot Ave., Great River - 631-224-1914

Town of Riverhead (East end) 



Doctors Path40 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.  1 bedroom in $1549; 2 bedrooms $1835 (verify).  Amenities include pool, tennis, fitness.  1145 Middle Rd. - 631-881-4649

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. 


Siena Village low income apts in SmithtownSiena Village low income apts

Siena Village - Smithtown - 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.)  

Appealing contemporary design in attached homes and community center. 298 upper and lower garden-style 1-bedroom units.

No assisted living units. There is a nearby assisted living community called Whisper Woods in Smithtown but not affiliated with Siena Village.

Community Center has some Wellness programs and occasional parties. Community bus for going to grocery stores, restaurants, etc.  Verify if these amenities are available.

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 in-person appt to sign to get on list. 

Affordable housing for rent in Nesconset, Smithtown Township, Suffolk County, NY

Preserve at Smithtown - Nesconset - by Northwind Group.  1 and 2 bedroom apartments starting $2700.  Ask about the income restricted apartments.

Town of Southampton  

Subsidized Housing Complexes in Southampton 

Hampton Bays

Bishop Ryan Village Hampton Bays  - HUD - pay 1/3 of your income  - 2 1/2-3 yrs wait list - verify all information - 728-2413  - 10 Squiretown Rd - 75 units since l991  - Catholic Charities of Long Island

Hampton Bays Apartments
57 Springville Rd -  - 631-728-2242 - 40 units since 1983.

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

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 nursing facilities on Long Island.   


questions people ask about affordable housing on long island, ny:

  • How does one qualify to apply for subsidized and affordable housing on Long Island, NY?  There are income limits to qualify and there may be other requirements.  Ask the community for this information.
  • Are there wait lists and how long?  Usually there are long wait lists for these types of communities on Long Island, even years, so apply early.
  • Is there a wait list for a new community?  It is a good idea to look for new communities that may not have a wait list. These communities fill up fast so apply early.
  • How do we find affordable housing?  Keep in touch with the Office on Aging at Suffolk County or Nassau County.  They can also mail you information and lists.
  • How much is the rent for HUD apartments?  One-third of your income for subsidized housing with HUD.  Utilities and other fees vary so ask the community about these. 
  • What factors determine the income limits at low-income senior housng?   Income limits are usually set according to the median income of the area.  
  • Does a couple pay the same monthly rent as a single?  A couple usually has an extra fee added on to the single rate for a second person.
  • Are wait lists for couples longer than for single persons? Yes they can be if there arent as many units available for couples in the community. 
  • What do we need to apply?   Social security card, driver's license, birth certificate, and income tax forms for previous years.
  • Where does one apply?
    Simply go to the community you are applying to. If it is a HUD community you can either go to the local HUD office or directly to the community. 
Please verify all information with the community, town or county.

Getting help

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 housing assistance from governmental sources for the county you wish to reside in.

The Office on Aging can provide you with lists of senior 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 below.

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

Don't put off getting help--wait lists are long.


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


Helpful Tip:  If your income exceeds the income limits allowed, try another area where the limits are higher.  Also ask what the other qualifying rules are as this also varies.  Rents and rules change so verify all info.

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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