71%

Percentage of extremely low-income renters who spend over half their income on housing

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Opportunity House homeless shelter is open and fully operational. Persons needing emergency housing or eviction prevention services should call the Emergency Housing Assistance Program 24-hour hotline at 607.433.8318. Please know that OFO is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of staff and residents at the shelter and is adhering to guidance from the NYS OTDA.

Evictions and COVID-19: Under Executive Order, renters that provide proof of financial hardship related to COVID-19 may not be evicted from housing due to non-payment of rent. Renters are still expected to make timely housing payments to the best of their ability, and are obligated to adhere to other lease agreements and may be evicted if they threaten the health and safety of other residents. Currently, the New York Eviction Moratorium extends until May 1, 2021.  The federal Eviction Moratorium has been extended until June 31, 2021. For more information on the New York State Eviction Moratorium, helpful links and FAQ, visit NYS Homes and Community Renewal. Information on the federal Eviction Moratorium may be found on the CDC Website.

Additional Community Supports:

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Our Emergency Housing program helps homeless and at-risk households during their transition from temporary to permanent housing. We assign a case manager to help you connect to community resources and find safe, stable housing. We also offer additional support to ensure the maintenance of housing.

Our programs are completely free to income-eligible households, with a minimal fee for non-eligible households.

Services offered by Emergency Housing:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • Emergency shelter and off-site lodging
  • Rent assistance
  • Eviction prevention and housing location
  • Assistance in speaking with landlords
  • Goal planning based on a households needs and strengths
  • Information and referrals to community programs
  • Budget counseling
  • Linkages to legal services to prevent eviction
  • Transportation assistance
  • Ongoing case management through one-on-one support and home visits

Call us today or stop in:

  • 10-20 Depew Street, Oneonta - We're open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
  • For emergencies, call our 24-Hour Emergency Housing Hotline: 607.433.8318

This program is funded in part by:

For more information:

Download our program brochure:

Housing Applications: