Town of Brookhaven HCDIA
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, Suffolk County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Town of Brookhaven HCDIA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Town of Brookhaven HCDIA administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 797 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Town of Brookhaven HCDIA is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Town of Brookhaven HCDIA is among the 54% of New York housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Town of Brookhaven HCDIA scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2005 and a low score of 71 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Town of Brookhaven HCDIA has an average score that is more than the average New York housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Town of Brookhaven HCDIA.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/20/11 Plan
2011 12/9/10 Plan
2010 12/7/09 Plan
2009 12/5/08 Plan
2008 11/13/07 Plan
2007 11/30/06 Plan
2006 12/12/05 Plan
2005 11/8/04 Plan
2004 1/23/04 Plan
2003 12/17/02 Plan
2002 1/23/04 Plan
2001 12/5/00 Plan
2000 7/14/00 Plan