“They really did open that door for me to make the choice when it comes to finding the right house for me.”

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

Opportunities for Otsego offices remain closed to clients; however, the Housing Services program is offering telephone and Zoom meetings/consultation. Questions may be directed to 607.433.8000, where callers may leave a message requesting a return phone call.

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

NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM PROTECTIONS ARE IN EFFECT! Tenants facing eviction should fill out a Declaration of Hardship form and submit it to their landlord ASAP to have protections from eviction until 05.01.2021. Tenants who are: (A) experiencing financial hardships and/or (B) would be at high-risk for severe illness/death from COVID19 if forced to move must fill out a hardship form and give it to their landlord to be protected.

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The goal of the Housing Services Program is to increase successful homeownership and tenancy experiences throughout our community, focusing on low- to moderate-income residents. Through housing counseling for renters, homeowners and potential homeowners, we strive to bring the comfort of home to everyone.

Contact Us:

 

The following list of resources are for informational and self-guidance purposes. 

Budgeting and Financial Education
Information for Renters
Preparing for Homeownership
Keeping and Maintaining Your Home
Fair Housing 

 

Budgeting and Financial Education

  • Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction provides free financial education for adults and young adults. Get started by selected your language of choice.

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Information for Renters

COVID-19 Related Eviction Protections: Are tenants still protected from eviction?  

Affordable Housing Options

Tenants Rights

 

Preparing for Homeownership

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Keeping and Maintaining Your Home

 

Fair Housing

  • Fair Housing Guide
  • Watch "Accents"a short public service announcement about housing discrimination.

 

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 OFO is a proud member of HomeSmartNY, the leading coalition of homeownership advisors in New York State.
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When accessing our services, if you need assistance due to a language barrier, mobility impairments, visual or hearing impairments, or other disabilities, please let us know in advance so we can provide the necessary accommodation.