Freeport Housing Authority

3 Buffalo Avenue
Freeport, Nassau County, New York 11520

Freeport Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Freeport Housing Authority serves Freeport.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Freeport, New York Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Freeport Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Freeport Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Freeport Housing Authority Phone: (516) 623-2508.

Closed: Freeport, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Freeport Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from May until June, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to pick up an application from the FHA office.

Once the application has been completed,  it must have been postmarked and mailed to the FHA office by June 10, 2015. No faxed or incomplete applications were accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (506) 623-2508.                              

Last Updated on 07/30/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Freeport Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Freeport Housing Authority

Representatives of Freeport Housing Authority may be available by phone at (516) 623-2508. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Freeport Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Freeport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Freeport Housing Authority manages 154 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 149 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,660 $971
Monthly Cost $247,367 $4,854

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Freeport Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $18,573 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 43% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 53% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Freeport Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Freeport Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $459 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,479. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Freeport Housing Authority

Moxey a Rigby

25 Buffalo Ave
Freeport, New York

Rev. Madden Senior Ctz. Apartments

240 S Main St
Freeport, New York

Dr E Mitchell Mallette

100 N Main St
Freeport, New York

Awr - Scattered Sites

87 Leonard Ave
Freeport, New York