Southampton Housing Authority

Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program in Southampton, NY, is the federal government’s primary program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. The program aims to help these groups afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

The New York State Human Rights Law requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations or modifications to a building or living space to meet the needs of people with disabilities. For example, if you have a physical, mental, or medical impairment, you can ask your housing provider to make the common areas of your building accessible, or to change certain policies to meet your needs.  Click here to read: PROVISION OF NOTICE BY HOUSING PROVIDERS OF TENANTS’ RIGHTS TO REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Information for Tenants

Please visit the Southampton Public Information Center, enter the address, click on demographics, and check the census tract to see If the unit you are interested in qualifies.

The videos on this page will explain the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Fair Housing Practices. You will learn your rights and responsibilities as a voucher holder, as well as what you need to know when looking for your home.

Section 8 Housing Voucher Program

Fair Housing

Information for Landlords

If you still have questions about the program, please reach out to Rebecca Downs by email or at (631) 488-4220 ext. 202.
She will be happy to provide you with the help you need.

Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Briefing

The videos in this section will explain what it means to be a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Landlord.
You will learn your rights and responsibilities as a landlord, as well as what you need to know when renting your property.