About Us

Senior Citizens Housing Committee, Inc. was established in 1971 and has been actively involved in developing affordable housing for the elderly since that time.  We are the sponsor of five Section 202 housing projects in the Town of Huntington, New York and throughout the years we have worked with housing advocacy groups in the community.

Affordable senior housing is a special program implemented by the federal government’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office. Seniors who qualify for Section 202 housing – named after the section of the federal legislation authorizing it – have access to rental housing specifically for people over the age of 62 who have incomes under 50 percent of the area median income.

Section 202 residences are built and run by private, non-profit groups who have received loan incentives from HUD. HUD is not involved in day-to-day operations.  Tenant rents are calculated according to income, and rental assistance funds pay whatever balance remains.

Senior Citizens Housing Committee, Inc. has worked vigorously over the years in order to accomplish our primary mission.