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Providing Affordable Housing & Home Safety Initiatives

Established in 1984, Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the sole housing preservation company in Otsego County, NY.

We strive to provide and preserve quality affordable housing with programs and initiatives throughout the county that address the practical realities of maintaining decent, affordable housing in a rural, low-wage area. Our programs connect those needing assistance with support, resources and funding to improve living conditions and provide an enhanced quality of life.

What's New With ORHA?


Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) will be CLOSING the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Otsego County effective March 25, 2024, until further notice.

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The 20 Week Raffle is Back for 2024

Support ORHA and enter to win a cash prize! The ORHA Board’s annual 20 Week Raffle Club helps fund assistance to those who need housing assistance (usually home repairs) but don’t fit neatly into one of our grant programs.

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Join the ORHA Team!

Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. is hiring a new Associate Program Manager! Click through to see the full job description and learn how to apply.

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Rental Assistance

Need help affording your rent? If you meet certain income guidelines, you could qualify for Section 8 Rental Assistance.


Housing-related resources for Otsego County residents, all in one convenient location.

Home Repairs

Is your home in need of repairs or accessibility modifications you can't afford? We could be able to help!


We are always recruiting qualified local contractors to work with us! We have plenty of work and pay our contractors promptly.