Timothy Peters, Executive Director

Our Mission: To improve chronic housing conditions by undertaking county-wide programs and initiatives that address the practical realities of providing decent, affordable housing in a low-wage, agricultural area.

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Providing Affordable Housing and Home Safety Initiatives
Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) serves rural, low-income residents, the elderly, and residents with disabilities in Otsego County, NY. Our programs connect those needing assistance with support, resources and funding to improve living conditions and provide an enhanced quality of life.

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The Otsego County Board of Representatives is implementing a $200,000 COVID-19 Emergency Rental Relief Program to assist resident-renters facing financial hardship as a result of layoff, reduced employment, or non-retention by their seasonal employer. The program will provide rental payments for three months directly to landlords on behalf of eligible households. The program will be implemented by Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc., a local non-profit organization. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Eligibility ...
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