2021 20 Week Raffle Club

On January 1st, ORHA began weekly drawings for a new raffle fundraiser with cash prizes each week (winners will be drawn every Friday from January 1 through May 14)! Winners are ...
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Applications Invited for Otsego County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Relief Program

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 criteria include the following:
  • Applicants’ annual household incomes (prior to March 13, 2020) may not exceed 80% of the county median (e.g., $43,600 for a ...
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Celebrating ORHA’s 35th Anniversary

"The needs are great and funds are limited. Your direct support of ORHA can help us assist vulnerable residents who may not be eligible for grant-funded programs."
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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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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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Manufactured & Mobile Home Replacement Program

UPDATE!! November 2019 - Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA) has recently been awarded an additional $375,000 to replace four (4) additional dilapidated owner-occupied mobile homes in Otsego County. ORHA  welcomes inquires and applications for possible mobile replacement. See below for eligibility requirement. 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 ...
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