Housing Help List to Open in New Year

For those looking for help with affordable rental housing,Tom Ruhle, the director of East Hampton’s Office of Housing and Community Development, announced that the town will open its waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The federally funded program — which is administered locally by the town — helps subsidize housing to ensure renters pay no more than 30 percent of their income on housing. To qualify, candidates must meet specific income tests, and rent caps may apply.

Applications for the list must be submitted online at www.waitlistcheck.com/NY697 and completed before midnight on Jan. 31.