Section 8 housing includes any legal rental property located in the Town of Babylon, provided it has the necessary rental permit and the landlord has been approved by the Town of Babylon Housing Agency as a Section 8 landlord.
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Currently, the Town of Babylon is not accepting new applications for Section 8 housing. The demand for housing is high but the supply is low for those seeking Section 8 housing. As a result, the Town is currently working from an existing list of interested tenants and applicants are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Once the existing list is exhausted, the Town will open up the Section 8 housing program to new applicants.
All Section 8 properties are required to hold a Town of Babylon Rental Permit. Rental Permit applications can be obtained through the Department of Planning and Development's Rental Division.
To apply for a Rental Permit, you must fill out a Rental Permit Application and file it with the Rental Division.
The following items will be required when you submit your application:
The permit requirements for rental units include:
For more detailed information on these requirements, please call the Rental Division at (631) 957- 4434.
If a participant, for any reason misses a scheduled Section 8 appointment, you will receive a program termination letter explaining your termination and steps to take to receive a fair hearing as a result of your termination.
Typically, a caseworker will be assigned to the issue. In some instances, a case will be assigned to the Landlord/Tenants Rights Court.