Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development

267 Bluff Road
Amagansett, Suffolk County, New York
(631) 267-7896

Program Details

Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development is a Section 8 Agency in Amagansett, New York.

Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development Waiting Lists

East Hampton, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in January 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

East Hampton, NY is about 100 miles east of New York, New York.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work full time in the Town of East Hampton.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

4,041 persons applied to the waiting list when it opened in 2018.

For more information, visit the HCD website, or call the office at (631) 267-7896.

Last Updated on 03/15/2018.

About Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development

More information about Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development can be found on its website at https://ehamptonny.gov/206/Housing-Community-Development.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development manages 102 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers993
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$1,000$957
Monthly Cost$99,020$2,872

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development

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 3% having issued approximately 36 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 46 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $23,356 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% 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, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 9% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 33% 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

56% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $547 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,204. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.