OPEN HOUSE!!

Please join us for an Open House Celebrating the opening of our new office space Friday, November 2, 2018 From 4pm – 6pm 709 County Rte. 33, Cooperstown (Red Shed Brewery Building) Light refreshments will be served ...
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Small Rental Development Initiative

ORHA has worked with the Cherry Valley Community Facilities Corporation (CVCFC) to submit a grant proposal to New York State Homes & Community Renewal for $1.4 million in funding to convert a wing of the old Cherry Valley Central School on Genesee Street into affordable senior rental housing.  Stay tuned for more details on the Small Rental Development Initiative (SRDI)! ...
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Housing Survey Update

The Housing Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. We anticipate the results of the survey to be posted soon! ...
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Equal Housing

Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) serves rural, low-income residents, the elderly, and residents with disabilities throughout Otsego County, NY. Our programs connect those needing assistance with support, resources and funding to improve their living conditions and provide an enhanced quality of life. ORHA supports federal, state, and local fair housing laws to ensure that all individuals have equal housing opportunities.  The NYS HOME Local Program Fair Housing-Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Marketing Policy ensures: non-discriminatory treatment, outreach and access to program resources for all HOME Local assisted beneficiaries.  The NYS HOME Local Program and Local Program Administrators must comply with all federal ...
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Access to Home for Veterans Grant

ORHA has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the New York State Division of Homes & Community Renewal to provide accessibility modifications to low and moderate income     Otsego County veterans with service-related disabilities.  The grant program is called Access to Home for  Veterans.  Modifications may include mobility ramps, accessible showers, widened doors, improved safety railings, and other features designed to promote a safe home environment and aging in place. To be eligible, veterans must have annual incomes at or below 120% of the county median income; for a household of two, that is $60,000 or less. For more ...
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Manufactured & Mobile Home Replacement Program

Press Release April 9, 2018 Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) has received a $351,500 grant from New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR) to replace four (4) dilapidated owner-occupied mobile homes in Otsego County with new, modern, energy-efficient manufactured homes. ORHA was one of only five applicant organizations statewide to receive funding under the Mobile & Manufactured Home Replacement Program (MMHR). ORHA staff will review applications, conduct site reviews, and make project selections based on need, site conditions, and project feasibility. Applicants not selected may be eligible for home repair or rehab assistance through other grant funded programs. This ...
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