HUD Section 8 Rental Assistance Program

ORHA is under contract with the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal to administer Otsego County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  Vouchers allow participants to find appropriate rental housing for themselves, with the voucher paying a calculated portion of the rent, based on the client’s income, directly to the landlord and a portion of utility costs to the voucher holder.

Approximately 150 Otsego County families receive rental assistance through the HUD HCV program. At present, there is approximately a three year waiting list for Section 8 vouchers.

CALL  607-547-8839 or click here to download an application for a Section 8 voucher.
(Updated August 2022 – Signed form must be mailed)

Income and other eligibility criteria apply.

Click here to access New York State’s Division of Homes & Community Renewal web site containing full Section 8 HCV program and policy details.