Rental Apartments

The Town of Hempstead Housing Authority owns and operates 1,309 apartments at 14 separate locations throughout the Town of Hempstead, stretching from the Queens border to the Town of Oyster Bay. The primary goal of the Housing Authority has been, and will continue to be, our commitment to provide safe sanitary housing in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

There are efficiency (EFF) apartments for single persons over the age of 62; one bedroom (l-BR) apartments for couples with head of household 62 years or older and a small number of two bedroom (2-BR) apartments for couples, such as brother/sister or two sisters, etc. The Housing Authority also accepts applicants for family apartments consisting of from two to four bedrooms, available at two of our complexes.

Most apartments include range, refrigerator, tile bath, emergency alarm system, etc. Those developments catering exclusively to senior citizens have air-conditioned recreation/social halls. Activities for residents and community members, coordinated by the Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment, are available weekdays. 

The rentals for these apartments will be 30% of income, however, there is a deduction of $480 for each child from the total income. Seniors receive a deduction of $400. Utilities are included for all apartments, except at Roosevelt and East Meadow, where a utility allowance is subtracted from the monthly rent.

You qualify for senior citizen housing if:

  1. You are currently a resident of the Town of Hempstead. 
  2. You are 62 years of age or older, (for senior citizen housing only.)
  3. Your annual income does not exceed $52,650 for single persons and $60,200 for couples.

You qualify for the large family apartments if:

  1. You are currently a resident of the Town of Hempstead. 
  2. You have at least one (l) child or are expecting one.
  3. Your annual income does not exceed $60,200 for two persons; $67,700 for three persons; $75,200 for four persons; $81,250 for five persons.

The waiting period for an apartment can be 10 years, depending on the size of the family.


Location of Development Number of Apartments
EFF 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
Baldwin Brookside Gardens
1810 Grand Avenue
48 30
Bellmore Bellmore Gardens
2000 Bellmore Avenue
76 20 2
Elmont Westover Gardens
132-158 Elmont Road
86 44
Franklin Square Dogwood Terrace
1178 Martha Place
66 38
Inwood Bayview Gardens
339 Bayview Avenue
17 17 8 3
Inwood Inwood Gardens
255 Lawrence Avenue
17 20 10 3
Levittown Newbridge Gardens
55 North Newbridge Road
52 32
Oceanside Mill River Gardens
2900 Rockaway Avenue
62 42
Roosevelt Centennial Gardens
2 Babylon Turnpike
49 1
Uniondale Meadowbrook Gardens
750 Jerusalem Avenue
48 30 2
Uniondale Park Gardens
840 Uniondale Avenue
72 48
Valley Stream Green Acres
400 Flower Road
58 58 4
Wantagh Eastover Gardens
1150 Seamans Neck Road
96 48
Westbury Salisbury Gardens
460 Salisbury Park Drive
98 2