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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ORHA is working with the Otsego County Planning department to provide housing rehabilitation to active farm households in Otsego County. Repairs may include furnace repair/replacement, water heater replacement, roof repair, electrical repairs, access modification, and other repairs up to a maximum of $10,000. Repairs are limited to the primary residence. To be eligible, households must have an annual adjusted gross income at or below 120% of the County median income; for a household of two, that is $60,000 or less For more information, please call 607.286.7244. If you are an active farmer who could use assistance of this type, don't hesitate to call ...
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