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Housing Choice Voucher


About Housing Choice Voucher Program for Tenants

The Housing Choice Voucher program (often referred to as Section 8) assists families and individuals to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Once the tenant and landlord sign a lease, the tenant's family typically contributes 30%-40% of their income towards rent and utilities, and the HCV program pays the remainder directly to the landlord.


CDLI is the Local Administrator for the New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) Housing Choice Voucher program for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the Town of Hempstead, the Village of Sea Cliff, and select project-based voucher buildings in Brooklyn.


For all programs, CDLI oversees tenant eligibility, lease-up, annual recertification, and Housing Quality Standards inspections of all units. CDLI is committed to knowledgeable customer service and program administration for all its tenants and landlords on behalf of all its partner organizations.



The Wait List

The waiting list is currently closed for all HCV programs. Please follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on when the wait list and/or applications open back up.


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Housing Choice Voucher Recertification

Visit our Recertification Page to learn more.


Getting your Voucher and Leasing Up

Voucher and Lease Up
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Porting your Voucher to CDLI

CDLI is currently absorbing portability vouchers.


Prior to sending the participant’s portability information, the initiating Housing Authority should ensure the household composition is accurate, review the portability process with the interested participant, and confirm if they want to port to Nassau County or Suffolk County.


The voucher size issued by CDLI can differ from the voucher size issued by the initiating Housing Authority as it is based on our guidelines.


A portability package should be submitted from your current housing authority to:


Email: portability@cdcli.org

Fax: (631) 648-5009


Once the portability package is received, our Eligibility Team will follow up within 2 weeks of receiving the information to review the participant’s information and process the portability.



Payment Standards and Rent Increase Information

The resources below provide information regarding potential rental rates and rent increases for units participating in the HCV program.


Please read through the HCV Program Payment Standard and Rental Increase Guidance document to assist in determining potential rent or opportunities for rental increases.



 

Supportive CDLI Programs


Making Moves

The Making Moves program provides housing mobility coaching and financial assistance to Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) families that have children aged 18 or under who are interested in living in well-resourced areas and offers possible additional tenant incentives.

Visit our Making Moves page here.


Click here to view The Long Island Opportunity Lookup tool.


Family Self-Sufficiency

Family Self-Sufficiency is a FREE voluntary program that helps families/individuals with a CDLI Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) obtain services to become more economically stable and successful.

Visit our FSS page here.


 

Additional Resources


Violence Against Women (and Others) Act Resources

The Violence against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) provides special protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking who are applying for or receiving assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. VAWA protections are not only available to women but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


New Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Website


If You've Experienced Domestic Violence

Notice of occupancy rights under VAWA to Housing Choice Voucher program applicants and participants who are or have been victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking:



National Domestic Violence Hot Lines:

1 (800) 799-SAFE

1 (800) 799-7233

1 (800) 787-3224


Suffolk County Resources

Brighter Tomorrows, Inc.

brightertomorrowsli.org

(631) 395-1800

Provides residential, transitional and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.

Long Island Against Domestic Violence

liadv,org

(631) 666-8833

Provides both residential and nonresidential domestic violence services.

OCFS Licensed and Approved.

The Retreat, Inc.

theretreatinc.org

(631) 329-2200

Provides both residential and nonresidential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.


Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)

vibs.org

(631) 360-3606

Provides nonresidential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.



Nassau County Resources

Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc. - Salva Domestic Violence Program

nassaucountyny.gov

(516) 889-2849

Provides nonresidential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.

Long Island Against Domestic Violence

liadv,org

(631) 666-8833

Provides both residential and nonresidential domestic violence services.

OCFS Licensed and Approved.

The Safe Center Long Island

tscli.org

(516) 542-0404

Provides both residential and nonresidential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.

Contact Info

Phone:

(631) 471-1215

Email:

Disclosure

We are a nonprofit exempt mortgage banker. Loans are arranged through third-party vendors. CDLI Funding Corporation is a Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity lender.

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