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.
In addition to low-income rentals, this page also lists affordable housing communities for purchase. Also see the main Long Island page for additional information.
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.
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.
We list two types of communities: Affordable Housing and Subsidized Housing (HUD) for each Town. Individual cities are listed under the major Towns.
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.
Cities in Babylon: Deerpark, West Babylon, Amityville
Pool from clubhouse
Brook view Commons street scene
Pool from clubhouse
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
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
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
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
Cities: Coram, Patchogue, Ronkonkoma, Medford, Selden, Middle Island, Port Jefferson Station, YaphankSubsidized | Affordable
Subsidized Apartment Complexes
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 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
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 Village in Patchogue - 64 units - contemporary-styled
Northwood La & Rte 27A
631-475-1800 - since 1978.
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
Monsignor Henry J. Reel Village - - 120 units since 1994 & 2001. Christopher Ct & Southaven Ave., Medford - 631-475-6285 - Henry J. Reel Village - Catholic Charities
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
Affordable Housing-Long Island: Town of Brookhaven
Vineyards at Brookfield: Note: 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 affordable 174 units by Conifer - since 2003.
1 Brookwood Lane - 631-207-4477 - 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
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 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
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)
Eagle View Attached Homes
A pretty street scene
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
Woodcrest Estates Apartments:
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
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.
Cities: Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk
East Hampton Subsidized Apartment Complexes:
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
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 Apts - 147 Bootheaders Lane, East Hampton - Small rural community of 45 units - 631-324-8836
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
Cities: Melville, Huntington Station
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: Gateway Gardens Huntington Station - Small community - 427-6220
Whitman Village Huntington Station - family and senior complex since 1973
Cities: Bayshore, Brentwood, Bayport, Central Islip, Great River/East Islip
Subsidized | Affordable
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
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
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: 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 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
Oakdale: Ockers Gardens
Robinson Village - 100 units at Allyn Dr., Central Islip - 631-589-7100
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).
1-bedroom subsidized apartments from $1600's
2-bedroom subsidized apartments from $1800's
3500 Sunrise Highway and Connetquot Ave., Great River - 631-224-1914
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
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 $1200's; 2 bedrooms in $1400's. Amenities include pool, tennis, fitness. 1145 Middle Rd., Riverbed -
Cities: Kings Park, Smithtown
Martin Luther Terrace Kings Park - Wartburg Ct and 1st Avenue -
544-7062 - 115 units since l983.
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 is a nearby new 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.
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.
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.
Additionally, for information about the Section 8 low income housing program, contact the Housing Authority for your area as follows:
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.