Hempstead Housing Authority

Waiting List Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Our family housing waiting list is closed. As of 2021 HHA has a lottery system.    

Section 8 waiting lists are currently closed.  If you have a pending application must update your contact information and family composition when it changes by mail or online.   

The waiting list for Section 8 vouchers is 5-8 years.

You can view and update your application at:  https://hempsteadny.housingmanager.com.


Hempstead Housing Authority (HHA) is accepting applications for affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments for elderly (62+) and disabled adults (receiving SSD or SSI) in our two developments:


General McArthur Senior Village, 260 Clinton Street, Hempstead, NY  11550

Totten Towers, 20 Totten Street, Hempstead, NY 11550


To be qualified for admission, an applicant must:


  • Have an annual income no more than $65,070 for one person or $74,350 for two persons (as of 2020).
  • Be an adult household with a family member who is elderly (62 years old or older)  or a disabled adult 18 years or older (determined by Social Security Administration).
  • A disabled adult has impairment(s) other than a sole impairment of alcoholism or drug addiction. 
  • Not have any household members or guests engaged in any criminal activity that threatens the life, health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents, or any drug related criminal activity.
  • No household members subject to a lifetime sex offender registration in any state.
  • Pay any money owed to HHA or any other housing authority.
  • Prior housing, credit and criminal background will be checked.

Selection will be conducted by a lottery.  An applicant’s position on the waiting list will be determined through

a computerized lottery which is a random selection process.  It does not matter what day or time you apply

during the application period.  Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in the Village of

Hempstead and veterans. 


Only 200 applications will be selected for the waiting list.  Applicants who are selected on the waiting

list will be notified by United States Postal Service (regular mail).  Applications of participants that are not selected by lottery will be destroyed. 

Do not call the housing authority on the status of an application. 


Applications will be available to the public online (24 hours per day) beginning on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 am through Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm at:




Applicants are encouraged to apply online on their computer, smart phone, or tablet.


Staff will be available for applicants needing assistance as follows:



VHHA will accept only one waiting list application per household.