71%

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

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

UPDATE 04.07.2020 - Per guidance from several New York State offices, Opportunities for Otsego has made the following updates to agency operations:

  • Opportunity House homeless shelter will reopen on April 14th. Persons needing emergency housing or eviction prevention services should call the Emergency Housing Assistance Program 24-hour hotline at 607.433.8318.  

Updates will be posted here and on Opportunities for Otsego Facebook page.

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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/mortgage 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: